2020 (CHICAGO FIRE): Bornstein featured in 20 matches during the 2020 MLS Regular Season, registering a goal and an assist as a defender ... Logged 58 minutes in the 4-3 tie with New York City FC on Nov. 8 ... Played 85 minutes in the 2-2 tie with Minnesota United on Nov. 4 ... Logged 14 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Nashville SC on Oct. 31 ... Registered 72 minutes in the 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union on Oct. 28 ... Went the full 90 minutes in the 2-2 tie with New York Red Bulls on Oct. 24, which was his 150th MLS match dating back to his rookie season with Chivas USA ... Was named Heineken Match of the Match and earned a spot on the MLS Team of the Week for the second time this season for his performance in the 2-2 tie with Sporting Kansas City on Oct. 17 ... Led the team as captain and went the full 90 minutes in the 2-1 win against D.C. United on Oct. 11 and the 1-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City on Oct. 7 ... Logged 18 minutes in the 2-2 tie with the Montreal Impact on Oct. 3 ... Started and played 89 minutes in the 2-0 win against Atlanta United on Sept. 27 ... Registered 74 minutes, assisting on Robert Berić's goal in the 4-0 win against the Houston Dynamo on Sept. 23 ... Came in for the second half in the 2-2 tie with Columbus Crew SC on Sept. 12 ... Came in for the final minute in the 2-1 loss to New England on Sept. 6 ... Helped maintain the clean sheet in 28 minutes played in the 0-0 tie with FC Cincinnati on Sept. 2 ... Played 19 minutes in the 3-1 loss to NYCFC on Aug. 29 ... Logged three minutes in the Chicago Fire's long-awaited return to Soldier Field, a 3-0 win against FC Cincinnati on Aug. 25 ... Started and played 60 minutes in the Chicago Fire's 2-0 loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on July 23 in the MLS is Back Tournament ... Recorded his third consecutive start and played 45 minutes in the Chicago Fire's 2-1 win against the Seattle Sounders FC in the MLS is Back tournament ... Appeared in 1 game (1 start) and 90 minutes played so far in the 2020 season for The Fire.
How he joined the Club: Acquired from Israeli Premier League club Maccabi Netanya on July 22, 2019.
2019 (CHICAGO FIRE): Appeared in 11 matches (11 starts) in his first season with the Club … The defender made 11 straight starts from July 27 to October 6 … Made his Club debut on July 27, starting and playing the full 90 minutes against D.C. United.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: The defender originally began his professional career in 2006 after being selected by Chivas USA in the fourth round (37th overall) of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft. In five seasons with Chivas USA (2006-2010), Bornstein made 123 regular season appearances (117 starts). His honors with the club included MLS Rookie of the Year (2006), MLS All-Star (2007, 2008) and Chivas USA Defender of the Year (2009). Following his time with Chivas USA, Bornstein spent the next eight seasons in Mexico’s premier division, LIGA MX. During his spell in Mexico, Bornstein played for Tigres de la UANL (2010-14), Atlante (2013-14) and Querétaro (2014-18). While playing in Mexico, the defender made 128 appearances and won the 2011-12 Liga MX championship, as well as the 2016-17 Copa MX and 2017 Supercopa MX titles. In 2018, Bornstein signed with Maccabi Netanya ahead of the 2018-19 Israeli Premier League campaign. During his time with the club, Bornstein made 36 appearances and 35 starts, totaling 3,163 minutes across all competitions. During the second half of the 2018-19 campaign, Bornstein played 90 minutes in eight straight matches from January 12-March 2, helping to guide Netanya to an unbeaten (5-0-3) record during that stretch.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Bornstein earned his first cap for the U.S. Men’s National Team on January 20, 2007, scoring his first career international goal in a 3-1 win over Denmark. In addition to his appearances in the World Cup and Confederations Cup, Bornstein also featured in the Concacaf Gold Cup (2007, 2011), World Cup qualifiers (2010) and the Copa America (2007). In 2007, he helped the USMNT win the Concacaf Gold Cup, making five appearances (five starts) during the tournament.