[AMERICANS ABROAD] Alejandro Guido became the fourth American to start for Mexican club Tijuana when he started for the Xolos Tuesday in their 2-1 in over Celaya in the Copa MX, Mexico's new cup competition involving First and Second Division clubs.
Guido signed a three-year deal with Tijuana after he turned 18. He had spent time in the U.S. U-17 residency program. The playmaker had a trial at Dutch club Vitesse but chose to sign with Tijuana, where he grew up. He'd cross the border each day to attend school in San Diego.
Greg Garzaalso started in the win over Celaya, while Stevie Rodriguez, Guido's teammate on the U.S. U-17 national team, was on the bench.
U.S. national team players Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona, both first-team regulars, were rested for the Celaya game.
Raul Enriquez and Richard Ruizhad first-half goals for the Xolos, who are in first place in their Copa MX group with eight points after four games.
The game drew 11,000 fans at the Estadio Caliente, reflecting the strong support the Xolos have in Tijuana.