ExtadioMX.com is reporting some changes to the roster brought up from Monterrey by UANL Tigres as they take on Sounders FC in leg two of their CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals series.
Entre los elementos que se trasladaron a territorio estadunidense destacan Manuel Viniegra, Elías Hernández, José Rivas, Jonathan Bornstein y Alan Pulido, además del juvenil Jorge Espericueta.
Viniegra is 24 and is a regular in the 18, but has not seen significant action in the Spring season. Hernandez is also 24 and played most often last Fall and in their Group Stage run. Rivas is 28 and one of the least used of the bunch. Bornstein rarely gets off the bench. Espericueta is 18 and does not have an appearance this season. Pulido is only 22, but the most used of the bunch listed, and of course the man who scored in leg one.
Hernandez is confident the squad has enough quality to advance. He also talks about how the surface will challenge Tigres.
PubliMetro expands on the reserve players that traveled.
Entre los elementos que viajaron a Seattle destacan Jorge Días de León, Aarón Fernández, René Zamora, Jorge Espericueta, Manuel Viniegra, Alberto Acosta, Jesús Dueñas, Taufic Guarch y Hugo Rodríguez.
De Leon is a backup keeper that has yet to appear this season. Fernandez is their third keeper. Also, without an appearance. Zamora is 21 with two appearances four appearances in league or CCL play since last summer. Acosta is 25 and only started once in his 10 appearances. Like most of many of these players Duenas was a regular in the Fall but is not now. He is 23. Guarch is a 21 year old deep bench forward. Rodriguez is another youngster with no appearances.
And via San Cadilla El Norte twitter more names. Still no regular starters. This is a C+ team
It should be noted, there is no indication as to which starters were left behind and the players listed could just be a mix of starters and bench players on what is still a strong XI.