• Thursday Dec 14, 2017

    U.S. int’l Corona among Club America additions for SCCL push

    USA international Joe Corona (pictured) was loaned out by Club Tijuana for the third time in his career on December 13, 2017, when he joined Club America ahead of the 2018 Liga MX Clausura. (Photo: Mexsport)

    MEXICO CITY – Ahead of its bid to win an eighth CONCACAF club title, Club America announced Wednesday the acquisition of midfielder Joe Corona, defender Emanuel Aguilera and forward Henry Martin; all through the Liga MX draft.

    The trio competed together in the recently-completed 2017 Liga MX Apertura for Club Tijuana, which – along with Club America – will play in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL). Aguilera and Martin joined on permanent deals, while Corona is on a one-year loan.

    United States international Corona has spent eight years with Club Tijuana, during which he had loan spells with Veracruz (2015) and Dorados de Sinaloa (2016). The 27-year-old has featured in 140 Liga MX matches with Club Tijuana and was a member of the squad that won the 2012 Apertura.

    Corona boasts SCCL experience, playing in all eight matches Club Tijuana’s run to the 2013/14 semifinals. He has also played in three CONCACAF Gold Cups for the U.S., winning titles in 2013 and 2017 (9 games/3 goals).

    Born in Mendoza, Argentina, Aguilera, 28, came to Liga MX in 2016 and played 43 matches with the Xolos.

    The 25-year-old Martin, who has one cap for Mexico, scored three goals in 94 appearances for Club Tijuana.

    Club America also announced the departure of two players: defenders Pablo Aguilar and Miguel Samudio. Both had been with the Aguilas since 2014 and were part of Club America’s SCCL winning teams in 2014/15 and 2015/16.

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