Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles has signed Jesus Alonso Escoboza to a contract that will allow the midfielder to play for Tijuana for the upcoming 2016 Clausura. This acquisition by los Xolos is the first roster move under Miguel Herrera.
Escoboza is 22 years old and was brought in from Santos Laguna where he began his professional career in the team’s third division in 2008. Jesus Alonso Escoboza grew within the Santos youth system, playing in the under-17 and under-20 teams. Escoboza broke into the Santos first team in the beginning of 2011 where me made his official debut at the age of 18 against Pachuca.
Alonso played in 78 first Division games and this last 2015 Apertura campaign, which he played in 16 matches; he started in nine of them. Jesus Alonso Escoboza has played the majority of his career with Santos other than a short stint with Necaxa in the Ascenso Division in 2013. Jesus is a midfielder that can play as a left-winger who can also be creative. Escoboza is a young and quick player who brings plenty of experience to Tijuana. Alonso has won two Liga MX titles with Santos, along with a Copa MX title and a “Campeon de Campeones” trophy.
The Sinaloa native scored his first goal in Mexico’s top flight against Xoloitzcuintles during a 1-1 draw at the Estadio Caliente in the 2013 Apertura season. Jesus Alonso also has experience with “El Tri” at the youth and senior level. He was part of the under-20 team that won the CONCACAF Championship in 2013 and competed in the 2013 U-20 World Cup in Turkey. Escoboza made his senior debut in a match against Finland, which he also scored his first goal for the senior squad.
Jesus Alonso Escoboza begins preseason preparations with Club Tijuana heading into the upcoming 2016 Clausura campaign in January.