The all time leading scorer of the Mexican National Team, Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, announced he will be joining the LA Galaxy of the MLS. The 31 year old striker, who’s previous teams include Guadalajara, Manchester United, and Real Madrid, looks to have a late career resurgence after parting ways from his most recent team Sevilla.
The addition of Chicharito once again puts the spotlight on LA’s intra-city sports rivalries. The city has seen an influx of top-level, professional talent in recent years with names like LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Jalen Ramsey (arguably). Now with the LA Galaxy’s offense bolstered by Chicharito after the team decided to move on from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the rivalry with the league-leading LAFC looks to be more competitive. At the very least it will be more high profile, given the recognizability of the Mexican star and Angelenos that will turn out to see him. The two teams will face off on May 16th, 2020.
💪🏽 let’s go!!! 😁 https://t.co/h2O9ufra0I
— Chicharito Hernandez (@CH14_) January 21, 2020