Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Frustrating fall for most gringos
by Paul Kennedy, November 8th, 2011 12:09AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICAN ABROAD] Mexico's Torneo Apertura moves into its playoff stage, but none of Americans who have been playing first-team soccer this fall made the postseason. Except for DaMarcus Beasley, whose national team career was rejuvenated with a strong debut at Puebla, and Herculez Gomez, who scored seven goals for Estudiantes Tecos, it has been a generally frustrating season for the gringo contingent.

After scoring goals in his first two games in the top level, Joe Benny Corona was in and out of the lineup at promoted Club Tijuana.

After his return to Club America following stints on loan at three clubs, Edgar Castillo began the season in the starting lineup but later was hurt and didn't play in the second half of the Apertura after a coaching change.

A broken foot sidelined Jose Francisco Torres, limiting him to seven appearances with Pachuca.

But they were lucky compared to fellow national team player Jonathan Bornstein, who didn't play a minute for Tigres, one of the league's top teams.

Mexico's pro clubs have signed dozens of young Americans who have been working themselves up the ladder of their ambitious youth programs, but none debuted in the Mexican league this fall. (Ernest Nungaray, 19, made a brief appearance for Morelia in the Concacaf Champions League.)

Americans in Mexico (2011 Torneo Apertura)

PLAYER
CLUB
GP
GS
G
YC
RC
DaMarcus Beasley Puebla
16
16
2
5
0
Herculez Gomez Estudiantes Tecos 16
9
7
0
0
Joe Benny Corona
Tijuana
13
8
2
0
0
Michael Orozco Fiscal San Luis
11
10
0
4
1
Jose Francisco Torres Pachuca
7
6
0
1
0
Edgar Castillo
Club America
7
5
0
0
0
Sonny Guadarrama Atlante
3
1
1
1
0
Daniel Antunez Estudiantes Tecos 0
0
0
0
0
Jonathan Bornstein Tigres
0
0
0
0
0
Ernest Nungaray Morelia
0
0
0
0
0
Adrian Ruelas Jaguares
0
0
0
0
0


Key: GP=games played; GS=games started; G=goals; YC=yellow cards; RC=red cards.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Alvarado headed to Santos for Torneo Clausura    
Ventura Alvarado is back in the starting lineup at Mexican giant Club America, which tied Necaxa, ...
U.S. Abroad: Gooch faces three-month layoff    
Sunderland's Lynden Gooch, who made his English Premier League debut in August and U.S. national team ...
What They're Saying: Roberto Assis    
"It is a very difficult time. Later on, if there is a contact, we can talk. ...
Women's College Cup: Upstarts battle former champs    
The Division I women's season is down to its final weekend. Georgetown and West Virginia are ...
MLS Cup Countdown: Stars escape major injuries    
Both MLS Cup finalists had key players limp off in the second legs of the conference ...
MLS Preseason: Tournaments set at three sites    
The 2016 MLS season doesn't wrap up for another week, but teams are already finalizing plans ...
What They're Saying: Gareth Southgate    
"The days are gone from when I was younger where we did have beers after a ...
MLS Moves: Minnesota signs first two players    
MLS expansion team Minnesota United signed a pair of defenders -- Justin Davis and Kevin Venegas ...
Video Pick: Walcott controls ball dropped from 111 feet    
Arsenal's Theo Walcott has entered the Guinness World Records by controlling a ball dropped from 111 ...
MLS Awards: Pareja nips Mastroeni for Coach of the Year    
Sometimes the third time really is the charm. In his third year at the helm of ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives