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Faitelson: Chicharito's night

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Hernandez: U.S. losses hurt the most


U.S. vs. Mexico 50-50 Challenge

International friendly

US-Mexico for a Mexican-American

 By Tom Marshall

What are Chicharito's club options this summer?

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has hinted that he might be inclined to turn Javier Hernandez's loan from Manchester United into a permanent one.

Starts, goals and assists for Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez over the past couple of weeks have reignited a wilting conversation about whether the 26-year-old Mexican striker should stay at Real Madrid. Previously, there had been widespread agreement that he should be looking to move on due to his lack of minutes in the Spanish capital.

The winner in the Champions League quarterfinal against Atletico Madrid on April 22 seemed to awaken "Chicharomania" out of its hibernation, and when he followed...

Chicharito's decision about future is his and his alone

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down Real Madrid's back-and-forth game at Celta Vigo and credits Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez with inspiring Los Blancos to a 4-2 win.

LOS ANGELES -- Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is doing everything he can to make life difficult for Real Madrid.

A fantastic week, complete with great performances, commitment, goals and victories have enabled the Mexican footballer to "keep his head above water" as the season draws to a close and when his opportunities had apparently dried up.

Chicharito has sparked into life, and this has placed Madrid under a pressure they had not felt until recently: questions about whether he should play...

El Tri Hot List: Chicharito on song,
Raul Jimenez cooling down at Atleti

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti speaks ahead of his side's midweek fixture against Almeria and points to the role Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has played in the team's recent success.

Recently, there's been plenty of good news surrounding Javier Hernandez. The striker scored a massively important goal for Real Madrid last week and has continued to be a key player this month for Los Merengues with his goals and assists.

The recently injured Karim Benzema can't be happy with Hernandez's current form. There will now be plenty of pressure on the French national team player once he returns to the Madrid starting lineup.

Along with Hernandez, let's check in with the recent noteworthy...

The night of Chicharito Hernandez

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down Chicharito's movement in the box that gave Real Madrid the game-winning goal.

An attack of cramps as the night wore on in Madrid, and the stadium went wild, cheering his name. Tears followed, cried openly on the exact same bench where he had once wept in silence.

Those who believe that this is some kind of aura, magic, luck or a sign of destiny are mistaken.

Javier "El Chicharito" Hernandez knew exactly what he had to do on the day that presented itself suddenly at the Bernabeu. In the starting lineup, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, in a derby, with a place in the Champions...

Morris and Rodriguez star as U.S. U23s finish clinically vs. Mexico

One week after scoring for the senior U.S. team vs. Mexico, Jordan Morris netted vs. El Tri's U23s.

LOS ANGELES -- It was only a friendly, but another chapter was added to the long United States-Mexico rivalry as the Americans won 3-0 despite El Tri looking strong in the opening half.

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Here are five takeaways from the game.

1. Possession is overrated

In the first half, Mexico connected a number of pretty passes and overall looked like a better team but, technical niceties aside, didn't push too hard for a goal. Yes, Marco Bueno should have done better with the shot that he rang off the post but...

 By Tom Marshall

Javier Hernandez game winner for Real Madrid celebrated on social media

Chicharito started in place of the injured Karim Benzema and delivered an 88th-minute game winner to send Real Madrid to the semifinals of the Champions League and continue their push for back-to-back European titles.
Chicharito started in place of injured Karim Benzema and delivered an 88th-minute game-winner to send Real Madrid to the semifinals of the Champions League and continued their push for back-to-back European titles.
ESPN FC's Adrian Healey recaps all the action from the Santiago Bernabeu where Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scored the breakthrough goal to lift Real Madrid to the 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid's Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scores the game-winning goal for Los Blancos off of an assist from Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid goalscorer Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez discusses his game-winning goal against Atletico Madrid and the significance of returning to the Champions League semifinals for his team.
Atletico Madrid's Arda Turan loses his cool after being shown a red card for his challenge on Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos.

It's been a while since the world has witnessed the impact an important Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez Champions League goal can have in his homeland of Mexico.

After his late winner for Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid in the Estadio Bernabeu on Wednesday to send los Blancos through to the semifinals of the Champions League, a welcome reminder came with it.

"One day you're a sub who is the brunt of jokes," read one meme published just after the match. "The next day you're the idol of Real Madrid."