[AMERICANS ABROAD] The Mexican league kicks off the Torneo Clausura -- the second stage of the season -- this weekend. There's been plenty of movement on the player front. U.S. World Cup defender Jonathan Bornstein, who moved from Chivas USA to Tigres as a free agent, is just one of five Americans who have joined or switched Mexican clubs over the break.
Daniel Antunez has left Inter Turku of the Finnish Veikkausliiga for Estudiantes Tecos, where he joins fellow American Sammy Ochoa, who made 14 appearances in the fall campaign, more than in his previous three full seasons combined.
A pair of Mexican-American veterans are on the move on loan for the winter-spring season. Texan Marco Antonio Vidal left Pachuca for Club Leon of the second-division Liga de Ascenso, his third club in the last year.
New Mexico product Edgar Castillo will move to Puebla, the third club he has played at on loan since leaving Club America after the 2009 fall season.
Isaac Acuna joined Queretaro on loan from Club America. The 21-year-old midfielder, the first prep product from Calexico, Calif., to turn pro since Paulo Wanchope in the mid-1990s, debuted for America last spring.
Isaac Acuna, Queretaro
Daniel Antunez, Estudiantes Tecos
Jonathan Bornstein, Tigres
Edgar Castillo, Puebla
Herculez Gomez, Pachuca
Sonny Guadarrama, Atlante
Francisco Lopez, Jaguares
Sammy Ochoa, Estudiantes Tecos
Miguel Angel Ponce, Guadalajara
Jose Francisco Torres, Pachuca
Liga de Ascenso
Joe Benny Corona, Club Tijuana
Joaquin Hernandez, Indios
Marco Antonio Vidal, Club Leon
Note: This list does not include the many players on the under-20, under-17 or minor league affiliates of pro clubs.