The Los Angeles team lost 5-2 to Portland Timbers, leaving few options to qualify for the North American Soccer League playoffs.
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Chicharito apologized to the fans for the poor performance of his team EFE / Marcelino Benito
Javier “Chicharito” Hernández has not had the expected season since his arrival in MLS with the Los Angeles Galaxy. After not being summoned due to an injury and the defeats that the team has suffered , the Mexican spoke on social networks about it.
Through his Instagram account, the Aztec striker wrote a message. “The darkest hour is before dawn. They deserve much more than what footballers give them ”, you can read in one of the footballer's stories. “This club and this fans deserve much more than what we are giving. Nothing but hard work and growth ”, he completed.
Prior to this meeting, the Mexican wrote that he would not be in the game against Portland Timbers due to an injury . This was the second consecutive game in which he was not summoned due to this problem.
“Today I have to be out due to injury, but I hope my team can get the 3 points to keep alive the possibility of qualifying for the playoffs. Let's go my LA Galaxy! ” Chicharito wrote on his Instagram account a few days ago.
The Mexican did not play in the loss of the LA Galaxy (Photo: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
During the month of June , Javier Hernández also suffered from a calf injury that took him away from the courts for two months . So far, neither he nor the club have expressed how long it will take to recover from this discomfort.
Due to his injury, the Mexican was absent in the Galaxy's 5-2 win against Portland Timbers , leaving few options to qualify for the playoffs of the North American Soccer League (MLS). With this result, the Los Angeles team remains in the last position of the Western Conference, where their rival, Carlos Vela's Los Angeles FC, sealed their ticket to the playoffs by beating the Houston Dynamo 2-1.
Portland scored through the Polish Jaroslaw Niezgoda at minute 6 and 19, as well as an Argentine Diego Valeria from a penalty, one more by the American Eryk Williamson and the Peruvian Andy Polo closed the account. While the Galaxy only scored two goals by Argentine Cristian Pavón .
El Chicharito has been questioned due to its poor performance. This time he missed the second game followed by discomfort in the left thigh. So far, he has played only 10 games and has one goal scored.
Chicharito is the most expensive player in the franchise (Photo: Gary A. Vasquez / USA TODAY Sports)
This loss leaves the team with 18 points, six out of the playoff spots and with only three games to play . “I'm very disappointed, we made a lot of defensive mistakes in the first half,” said Galaxy coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who was sacked on Thursday.
“We have to win these three games and wait for other results to qualify. We have some possibilities and that is more important than what I can say now, “said the strategist before leaving the press conference. With this last game, Los Angeles Galaxy have 8 losses in the last 9 games.
Javier Hernández was the most expensive Mexican to reach LA Galaxy . They paid USD 10 million to Sevilla for their services and the price is above the eight million that Sporting Kansas City paid for Pulido, the seven that the dos Santos brothers cost the same Galaxy and the six that the rival of the city paid. by Carlos Vela. In the general list of the most expensive hires in MLS, Chicharito ranks fifth.
The Mexican arrived after his time at Sevilla , a team in which he spent six months, where he played a total of 15 games and barely scored 3 goals. Two of his goals were in the first phase of the Europa League.
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