This afternoon Javier Hernandez Balcazar scored in the Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy game, prompting fans to ask: how many goals has he scored in MLS 2022?
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MLS 2022 is only in Week 5, but everything seems to indicate that "Chicharito" has arrived with everything he needs to impose himself as one of the tournament's top scorers.
How many goals has Javier Hernández Balcázar scored in MLS 2022?
Until today's match against the Portland Timbers at Providence Park, Javier Hernández Balcázar has scored 4 goals in the MLS 2022 campaign in 5 matches, making him the club's leading scorer, counting the brace he scored today.
With this achievement, he is even surpassing the luxury reinforcement of this season of the Los Angeles team, the Brazilian Douglas Costa, who has 1 goal in the 2022 MLS campaign.
If he continues like this, "Chicharito" could even surpass his scoring streak of last season in Major League Soccer, which was 17 goals scored in 21 games played.
However, the club needs to stop relying so much on the Mexican, since last year, despite the 17 goals scored by the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player, the club did not reach the Playoffs.
Is Javier Hernández Balcázar the top scorer in MLS 2022?
No, currently the leading scorer in Major League Soccer is Mexican-born Brandon Vazquez, who plays for FC Cincinnati, with whom he has scored 5 goals this season.
In second place is Sebastian Driussi of Austin FC, who has scored 4 goals this year, followed by Karol Swiderski of Charlotte FC, with 4 goals, which makes him third on the list.
In fourth place is Lucas Zelarayán, who has managed to score 4 goals for Columbus Crew SC, and in fifth place is Hernández Balcázar, who with 3 goals in 5 games aspires to compete for the scoring title.
However, there is one team in which "Chicharito" has not been able to be surpassed as the top scorer despite not having played in it for two years.
Javier Hernández Balcázar: undisputed leading scorer of the Mexican National Team
Although he has not been called up to play for the Mexican National Team for two years, "Chicharito" continues to be the leading scorer for El Tri, a team with which he scored 52 goals in 109 games.
And the surprising thing is that none of the current players of the Mexican team show signs of coming close to "Chicharito's" achievement, especially Raúl Jiménez, who has scored 29 goals in 92 games.