Pre-Apertura 2016 Roster Changes: Tijuana

tijuana logoTijuana had a fairly disastrous Clausura 2016 season, finishing 14th and failing to win a single home game, a very unusual state of affairs given the Xolos’ usual dominance on the artificial turf of the Estadio Caliente.

Tijuana will be looking for improvement in the Apertura, particularly given the fact that they have slipped into 16th in the relegation standings, just five points ahead of Morelia.

The Xolos have brought in a number of reinforcements, all on permanent transfers, as they look to strengthen their squad for the new season. 

Arriving from abroad are Argentinian defenders Emanuel Aguilera (Independiente) and Damián Pérez (Vélez Sarsfield), and Argentinian midfielders Ignacio Malcorra (Unión de Santa Fe) and Guido Rodríguez (CSD Defensa y Justicia).

Moving within Mexico are Yasser Corona (Querétaro), Juan Carlos Medina (Atlas), Milton Caraglio (Dorados de Sinaloa), and Avilés Hurtado (Jaguares de Chiapas).

In terms of departures, Leíton Jiménez (Atlas), Javier Gandolfi (Talleres) and Juan Pérez (Veracruz) have all transferred away from the club while Jesús Chávez (Necaxa), Elio Castro (Dorados), José María Cárdenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), and Alonso Escoboza (Jaguares de Chiapas) have gone on loan.

Finally, Gonzalo Díaz has returned to CD Godoy Cruz at the end of his own loan deal.

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