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The three forwards who stalk Chicharito Hernández in the scoring table in MLS 2021

By Mauricio Saenz

The three forwards who stalk Chicharito Hernández in the scoring table in MLS 2021

The Mexican forward continues to be the top scorer, but there are several players who approached him

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After seven games of the 2021 season in Major League Soccer (MLS), there is a consular figure that is the Mexican Javier Chicharito Hernández, who is the top scorer in the competition with seven goals; However, there are three other forwards who are already stalking him in search of the Golden Boot for the scoring champion.

After a 2020 to be forgotten, in which he was injured for more time than playing, this season the Guadalajara-born started it in a big way, with a double on the first day against Inter Miami, a hat trick to the New York Red Bulls, plus another pair of goals to Los Angeles FC and Austin FC, setting the bar high for the rest of the competition.

Although the start of the 2021 MLS season was prodigious for Chicharito, there are three other scorers who are stalking him in the individual table, being key in his teams to be at the top of the General Classification.

Raúl Ruidíaz

The Peruvian striker of the Seattle Sounders is the player who is closest to Chicharito in terms of gunners, and more above him he contributes to his team so that he remains the leader of the Western Conference. He played eight games and he has scored six goals: two doubles against Minnesota United and the Los Angeles Galaxy, plus conversions against Portland Timbers and Atlanta United.

Alan Pulido

After an irregular first season in MLS, where injuries diminished his performance, 2021 has been a luxury for the Mexican at Sporting Kansas City, who has scored five goals in eight games played, and has already scored three consecutive games against Vancouver Whitecaps (2), San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo.

Jesus Medina

In season four of him playing for New York City, the 24-year-old Paraguayan forward is very close to matching his best season in the competition. In seven games played he already has five goals: two against FC Cincinnati, plus contributions against Philadelphia Union, Toronto FC and Los Angeles FC.

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