Cimarrones de Sonora
| Jesús Andrés Padilla Cisneros|
(1987-03-03) March 3, 1987 (age 30)
San Jose, California, United States
73 (Dorados de Sinaloa / Forward)
Jesús Padilla (born March 3, 1987 in San Jose, California) is a Mexican American football player who plays as a striker for Cimarrones de Sonora in the Ascenso MX.
Jesús Padilla Wikipedia
Padilla was born and raised in San Jose, California and moved to Guadalajara with his parents when he was fourteen. He joined the youth academy of Guadalajara in 2001 and, having been a part of the academy system for five years, made his professional debut on August 8, 2006 in a 1-0 loss to Deportivo Toluca.
Padilla moved on loan to sister club Chivas USA of Major League Soccer on August 17, 2009. He remained with Chivas USA until the club declined his contract option on March 11, 2011.
In June 2011, he was loaned to CF La Piedad in México. He scored eight goals in twenty-nine matches in Liga de Ascenso.
Padilla remained with Guadalajara for the Apertura of the 2012-13 Liga MX season. He made seven appearances, five of them as a substitute, in addition to a CONCACAF Champions League appearance. He was loaned to Piedad again for the Clasura portion of the season.
Although he was born in the United States, according to Article 30 of the Mexican Constitution, he was born Mexican as he is the son of Mexicans born in a foreign country. Chivas owner Jorge Vergara's take on the nationality question is simple: "We go by the definition in the Constitution," Vergara says. "Mexican law says that you are a Mexican if you are born outside Mexico and both parents are Mexican."