Eighteen Mexican pro clubs have Americans

Mexico's 2015 Apertura season kicks off this weekend with 26 Americans on the first teams of 10 clubs in the Liga MX and eight clubs in the second division Torneo de Ascenso. Miguel Ibarra joined Leon from the NASL's Minnesota United. He is one of six Mexican-based players who have played for the U.S. national team in the last year.

Greg Garza and Joe Corona, who both played at the Gold Cup, moved on loan from Tijuana to Atlanta and Veracruz, respectively. Xolos still

Two U.S. U-23 contenders -- Alonso Hernandez and Benji Joya -- have moved on loan from their first division clubs to new club FC Juarez and Necaxa in the Torneo de Ascenso.

Liga MX:
D Greg Garza (on loan from Tijuana)
M Gabriel Farfan
Club America:
D Ventura Alvarado
M Miguel Ibarra (transfer from Minn. United)
GK William Yarbrough
D Edgar Castillo (transfer from Atlas)
GK Austin Guerrero (transfer from Tapachula)
D Jonathan Bornstein (permanent transfer from Tigres)
D Jose Torres
M Fernando Arce Jr.
F Paul Arriola
M Alejandro Guido
F Amando Moreno
D *Michael Orozco (permanent transfer from Chiapas)
D John Requejo
F Stevie Rodriguez (loan return from Dorados de Sinaloa)
M Joe Corona (on loan from Tijuana)
*Played on loan at Puebla in 2014-15.

Torneo de Ascenso:
Alebrijes de Oaxaca:
D Juan Pablo Ocegueda
M Sonny Guadarrama
F Alan Huerta
Atletico San Luis:
M Marco Vidal (transfer from Mineros de Zacatecas)
Coras de Tepic:
F Julio Morales
FC Juarez:

F Alonso Hernandez (on loan from Monterrey)
Leones Negros:
M Jesus Vasquez
Lobos BUAP:
F Daniel Cuevas

M Benji Joya (on loan from Santos)
2 comments about "Eighteen Mexican pro clubs have Americans".
  1. Santiago 1314, July 24, 2015 at 4:23 p.m.

    How about this for National team trials.. 4 teams.. One from Liga MX/Asenco, one from MLS, One from NASL, One From Bundesliga/Europe... I'd pay to see that. .

  2. Ric Fonseca, July 27, 2015 at 2:35 a.m.

    Santiago: NUNCA. My question is a simple one: WHY IN CARMEN SANTIAGO'S SAKE are we always losing these guys to my country of birth's pro teams???? Yes, I am Mexican born, have lived here for most of my life, have worked extensively to get players of Mexican/Latino heritage noticed by the US Soccer "gurus" but it is ALL for naught, and now we see these young guys go and play where they ARE wanted. So what's up with this???

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