Just as the MLS was starting their mini-tournament, things did not go as planned for the star Mexican player of LA Galaxy that has left many to wonder if his dedication is true to the team.
A few days ago prior to the start of the game between the rival Los Angles club team LAFC and LA Galaxy, news broke out that the Mexican start player, Javier Hernandez was not going to play due to a last-minute injury that left many into disbelief until at the end of the match when official word got out.
Galaxy head coach, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, at the end of the game stated that “Chicharito” had strained his calf in training a few days before the matchup on Saturday that finally left the forward out for at least 2-4 weeks. With that news, Hernandez is officially out of the “MLS is Back “tournament where it could be a major blow to LA Galaxy as they were already down without midfielder, Jonathan Dos Santos.
This leaves the future of the club team in shambles as they are currently with two losses in the tournament, as they lost to Portland 2-1 and most recently 6-2 to LAFC, leaving LA Galaxy in the last place in the Group F with zero points.
As for Hernandez, his stature with Galaxy has been placed in debate due to the poor results on the field. Chicharito (not to forget being the captain of the team) hasn’t lived up to the expectations with the team and although scoring a goal versus Portland Timbers towards the end of the second half, Hernandez had his first penalty blocked at the start of the game, where many fans and experts pointed the blame on “Chicha” and to be fair it comes with the territory as being labeled the face of the team.
Let’s hope that Mexico’s leading goal scorer Javier Hernandez comes back stronger from this injury and lives up to the hype with LA Galaxy!