His first season in MLS wasn’t the most exciting, but Javier Hernandez kicked off his second season in the US by doing what was always the best of all: scoring.
The Mexican striker, who finished his first year with LA Galaxy and scored just two goals in 12 games, has played a leading role in his first two matches in the new league.
After a decisive double on the first day of the regular season in the 3–2 match against Inter Miami, Chicharito not only did it again, but he also improved. In the second race, which saw the Galaxy beat the Red Bulls, he scored a hat-trick that earned him 3-2.
Hernandez travels at a rate of one goal every 34 minutes of play, and his recent exploitation has earned him the MLS Player of the Year award. But there’s more.
In MLS history, only in 2006 Brian Ching of the Houston Dynamo managed to score five goals in their first two league games, something that brought him twice into history, given that among other things, no Galaxy player has done much. .
For Chicharito, who became the first player in his franchise to score a hat-trick in the tournament since Zlatan Ibrahimovic (in the 7-2 match against Sporting Kansas City in September 2019), it’s the rematch.
Indeed, in recent weeks, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen striker has promised a quick recovery after an unforgettable season. “We cannot change the past, but I focus exclusively on the present.”
OMNISPORT | 30-04-2021 19:45