BY ADAM SERRANO
The speculation over the future of Jonathan Bornstein is over.
Chivas USA announced on Monday that the United States international has signed a pre-contract deal with Mexican club Tigres UANL. The defender will finish his contract with the Rojiblancos before joining Tigres in January of 2011.
"First and foremost, I remain focused on finishing this season with Chivas USA," said Bornstein in a press release. "There is a lot we can accomplish, from SuperLiga this week to the Open Cup semifinals in September, getting to the playoffs and making a run at MLS Cup. When the season ends, I'm excited to join Tigres and ready for all the changes that will come with the move. It will be a big moment for me and I'm looking forward to it."
Bornstein's move to the Mexican league is expedited due to the fact that his mother is a Mexican Native thus allowing the defender to secure a Mexican passport so he will not count as a foreign player.
The announcement of the move comes on the same day that the defender was announced to the 2010 MLS All-Star Team. The Chivas USA captain played in two games for the United States at the World Cup and has one assist in ten games for the Rojiblancos in 2010. Chivas USA resume their Superliga schedule on Wednesday against Mexican side Pachuca.