A day of contrasts was experienced by Mexican striker Javier Chicharito Hernández in the Los Angeles Galaxy home match against Austin FC, in the continuity of the fifth week of activity in Major League Soccer (MLS).
As usual, the Guadalajara-born was the starter commanding the team's attack led by Greg Vanney, where other Aztecs such as Jonathan dos Santos, who played 90 minutes, and Efraín Álvarez, who was replaced at 71 minutes, also saw action; while during the visit, the presence of former America, Cecilio Domínguez, stood out.
The first time for Chicharito was quite successful, because in the 26th minute, he received a foul inside the area, which the referee Kevin Stott charged as a penalty kick, and it was the Mexican himself who stood in front of the ball, but his shot was contained by Brad Stuver.
Nine minutes after the option wasted by the Aztec, the local team opened the account, after a long pass from Daniel Steres to the attacker Sebastian Lletget, who entered from the left, scored a crossed shot with his right leg and calmed the anxieties of the Los Angeles fans .
In the second half, Chicharito's scoring nose appeared. It was in the 77th minute, when he received a low center on the right of the Mexican-American Julián Araujo, to define his style, with a low shot hitting the near post and falling onto the court. Hernández' seventh goal in the 2021 season to give the LA Galaxy another victory.
Thanks to this fourth win of the season, the Galacticos are in second place in the MLS Western Conference with 12 points, one less than the leader Seattle Sounders, and next week they will visit the Portland Timbers; while the Texan team falls to ninth place in the area, with six units, and their next meeting will be against Nashville SC.