Saturday, July 11, 2020

Ecuadorian Jonathan Borja will be heading to the Columbus Crew



The 26 year old Jonathan Borja was mentioned as a possible Columbus Crew target in June. However was said at the time that Cruz Azul was attempting to acquire Borja full time, at the end of his loan with the Mexican club in December 2020 anyway.

Be that as it may the on loan Borja only played 13 minutes in the Mexican Clausura for Cruz Azul in 2020. 

The midfielder perhaps would've been more involved eventually; but as goes with the rest of the world the Mexican season was delayed in March too.

Most of the Ecuadorian's 154 minutes with La Maquina came in the CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 against Jamaica's Portmore United in February. 

In that Borja scored one of the six Cruz Azul goals as the Mexican side beat the Jamaican side 6-1 over two legs. 




Regardless of limited play in January and February, Cruz Azul's June plan was to sign Borja at end of loan so that they could trade him off to another Mexican team. 

Now Cruz Azul wants to move Borja to open up an international spot for another attacking player. 

Which depending on which Mexican article you read...

Borja could be back with El Nacional in the next few days and then onto Columbus. 

As El Nacional apparently wants to do a deal with the MLS and the Columbus Crew for Borja right away:



Or perhaps according to another article Borja will play out his Cruz Azul loan until December and then transfer to Columbus in January 2021. 




The 26 year old Borja can play anything in midfield. Either as the attacking midfielder, defensive midfielder, or left or right midfielder.

His breakdown of positions at El Nacional overall.



His best season for El Nacional and in his career was in 2019. When Borja scored 11 goals, had 5 assists in 27 appearances in midfield for El Nacional. 

His positions played during that 2019 season:



Some highlights during that year:


Borja also has one recent cap with Ecuador last September.
Posted By: Ryan Kozlowski

Ecuadorian Jonathan Borja will be heading to the Columbus Crew

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