Javier "Chicharito" Hernández Despite being injured and facing a complicated outlook for the All-Star Game, could be sanctioned by the MLS. Chicharito was injured a few weeks ago and his participation in the match against Liga MX is in doubt and this could lead to a sanction by Major League Soccer by missing this match.
The Mexican striker could be punished by MLS due to a rule that appeared with the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the league. According to the determination identified with the last name of the Swedish soccer player. If a player decides not to participate in the All-Star Game, then he cannot be called up by his team for the next matchday.
Since a few years ago, MLS imposed a sanction for those who are called to the All Star Game and do not show up to play. The Mexican forward could be punished by MLS due to a rule that appeared with the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the league. According to the determination identified with the last name of the Swedish soccer player.
"Javier is improving, he is working on the field, but he is still not ready to play a game," assured the Galaxy head coach who has not been able to count on Chicharito Hernandez in the last 10 MLS games. The Mexican striker's most recent appearance was on June 26 when he scored a brace against San Jose Earthquakes.
He does not see it convenient or easy for Chicharito Hernández to participate in the All-Star Game. "To be honest, it would be hard to see someone with 10 shutouts getting minutes in an All-Star Game," said the Galaxy coach. Thus, it is almost a fact another casualty in the All-Star Game as Liga MX will be without goalkeeper Jesús Corona, defender Fernando Navarro, midfielder Guido Pizarro and forward André-Pierre Gignac.
When will Chicharito play again?
Greg Vanney estimated that Chicharito Hernandez could return to play for the Galaxy on Saturday, August 28. "We have a small window of time for the next game against Los Angeles FC and an even bigger one for the one after that we're crossing our fingers that he can be in against LAFC and from there have time to get back to his best."