After eight years in Mexico and MLS, defender Jonathan Bornstein
has returned to MLS, joining the Chicago Fire on a contract through the 2020 season with a club option for the 2021 season.
“We began pursuing Jonathan back in January but, unfortunately, his insertion into the lineup made him too invaluable to his former club,” said Chicago Fire president and general
manager Nelson Rodriguez
. “In addition to providing a steady presence and competition on the field, we believe Jonathan will be an excellent mentor for our younger players.”
Bornstein, 34, started out his pro career with Chivas USA in 2006 when he was named the MLS Rookie of the Year. After five seasons, he moved to Mexico, where he spent seven seasons with Tigres,
Atlante and Queretaro. In 2018, he moved to Israel's Maccabi Netanya.
He made 38 appearances for the USA, including two at the 2010 World Cup. He was also part of the team that won the
2007 Gold Cup and took second at the 2009 Confederations Cup.