Chicharito Hernández Excited to Face Chivas in the Leagues Cup

Chicharito Hernández shone in Liga MX with Chivas
Los Angeles Galaxy's Javier Hernandez gives a thumbs up during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the New York City FC Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Los Angeles Galaxy star forward Javier Chicharito Hernández expressed his excitement for the August 3 match against Chivas Guadalajara, in a match valid for the Leagues Cup tournament.

“Yes, it’s going to be very special to face my first team, the team that gave me the opportunity in my soccer life, that gave me everything and that I also gave everything,” said Hernández about the match against his former team, according to information provided by AS media.

The Mexican soccer player added: “For them it will be very special in the stadium where we will play, what it represents, what for me are the two best teams in their respective countries. Chivas is the best and the most winning team in Mexico and Galaxy is the best organization in MLS.”

Statements made by the former Manchester United manager express the enormous respect he has for two clubs that are powerhouses in their respective leagues, and ignite the flame of the summer showdown, in an event that will also feature Los Angeles FC and Club America.

Chicharito Hernandez’s Numbers with Los Angeles Galaxy in 2022

Chicharito Hernandez is one of the stars of the MLS
Los Angeles Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (14) moves the ball around Houston Dynamo defender Maynor Figueroa, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

The 33-year-old forward has been vital in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s strong start to the 2022 MLS season. Currently, the Californian team is in second place in the Western Conference with 12 points, the result of 4 wins in 6 games.

After 6 appearances in the current North American football campaign, Chicharito has 5 goals after registering 12 shots on goal and 19 total shots.

Recently, the player spoke about his future in the MLS organization. “I’ve always said it, these are my colors, it’s my family, I’m giving everything for this organization,” said the player, who scored 124 goals in European soccer.

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