Chivas USA Captain Jonathan Bornstein meets with Young Soccer Standout

Bornstein talks and plays soccer with young star Friday

On the eve of his final game with Chivas USA, captain Jonathan Bornstein met with Lucas Rosales, an 11-year old soccer standout from near Palm Springs, Calif., after Friday’s practice. The two exchanged stories ranging from experiences on the soccer pitch to each other’s favorite school subjects, with Bornstein also playing a little bit of one-on-one soccer against the young Rosales. Bornstein also signed Chivas USA jerseys, hats and other gear for Rosales and his family. 
Lucas was born without most of his left arm, but that hasn’t stopped him from excelling at soccer and becoming one of the best players on his club team. Rosales is a straight-A student and one day dreams of playing for his favorite club, Chivas USA. He currently attends John Glenn Grammar School in La Quinta, CA and states that his favorite players are Jonathan Bornstein and Lionel Messi. Rosales says he first got hooked on soccer after his father started taking him to see professional matches at The Home Depot Center. A full story on Rosales and Bornstein’s meeting can be seen on KESQ ABC 3 in Palm Springs in the coming weeks.
Jonathan Bornstein and Chivas USA will play their final match of the season on Saturday, October 23 against the Chicago Fire at 8:00 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center in Carson. This will also be the last game for Brian McBride and Bornstein as a member of their respective clubs, with Bornstein moving to the Mexican First Division with Tigres and McBride retiring from soccer. For more information, or to purchase tickets to the match, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit