Gordon and Bornstein selected in 2010 Expansion Draft
A pair of Chivas USA players were selected in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft held on Wednesday, with Alan Gordon being picked by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and defender Jonathan Bornstein, who joins Tigres UANL of the Mexican First Division on January 1, was selected by the Portland Timbers.
The Vancouver Whitecaps FC selected Alan Gordon with its fifth pick in the draft, 10th overall. Gordon was acquired by Chivas USA in a trade with the LA Galaxy on August 5, 2010, and played nine games (eight starts) for the Red-and-White, scoring one goal and adding three assists.
Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein was selected with Portland’s eighth pick in the draft, 15th overall. As Bornstein has already signed a contract with Tigres UANL of the Mexican First Division to start play in 2011, the Timbers have only acquired the rights to Bornstein should he rejoin MLS in the future.
Per MLS rules, Chivas USA and the other 15 current MLS clubs were allowed to protect only 11 players, with several other players exempt from selection by the Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers. A total of 15 Chivas USA players were available to be picked before Vancouver selected Gordon, at which point the Red-and-White added defender Mariano Trujillo to its protected list. After Bornstein was selected, no further Chivas players could have been selected in the draft.
For more information on the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft, including a list of the picks and analysis of Portland and Vancouver’s selections, please visit www.mlssoccer.com.
Chivas USA broke camp last week and will return to training in late January ahead of the 2011 MLS campaign. Season Seats for 2011 are now on sale, with prices remaining at the same low rates as 2010. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or click here.