Bornstein starts for Tigres in Copa Libertadores loss

Bornstein starts for Tigres in Copa Libertadores loss

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Bornstein starts for Tigres in Copa Libertadores loss

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Jonathan Bornstein (AP)

Most of last night's headlines might have been about the U.S. men's national team's friendly in Panama, but that was not the only place south of the border where an American was playing.

Lost amid the U.S. team's 1-0 win, Jonathan Bornstein made his season debut, starting and going the distance in Tigres UANL's 1-0 first-leg loss to Chilean club Union Espanola in the Copa Libertadores. Playing with a team comprised of mostly reserves, Bornstein was deployed as a defensive midfielder in the match that marked his first appearance for the club since May 2011.

Bornstein's outing may not have come in a win, but it could serve as a confidence boost as he attempts to fight his way into the club's starting lineup. 

What do you think of Bornstein earning a start in a Copa Libertadores match? Expect him to build off of this and earn more looks?

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