Tigres sign GK sensation Corona from Tecos
Jose de Jesus Corona has translated one of his finest seasons into a new contract with Tigres, according to reports.
The longtime Tecos goalkeeper landed with relegation-threatened Tigres, Guadalajara daily
Corona helped Tecos to the fifth-best record in the Clausura 2009 season and had the club within minutes of upsetting Pumas in the quarterfinals. Pumas went on to win the Mexican league title after surviving a care from Tecos.
In the playoffs, Corona showed his worth despite the club's early exit. Pumas lost 2-0 in their first playoff game, against Tecos, but no other team was able to shut Pumas out en route to the title.
During the regular season, Tecos allowed 17 goals and were tied with Pumas for fewest goals allowed.
Corona, 28, began his career with Atlas but spent the last 10 seasons with Tecos. A member of Mexico's 2006 World Cup team, Corona will now try and help forge a new era in Tigres. With the club hiring Daniel Guzman and other acquisitions such as Fernando Ortiz and Edgar Castillo, Corona and Tigres will try and stave off relegation.
Tigres stayed in the Primera Division on the final day of the Clausura 2009 regular season, as Tigres tied Morelia and Necaxa lost to America.