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 By Tom Marshall

Is MLS the right move for Giovani dos Santos?

With Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez's recent injury against Honduras, the ESPN FC panel debate whether or not Mexico even need him at the Gold Cup.

The rumors have built into a crescendo. Giovani Dos Santos' agent has confirmed that the Los Angeles Galaxy's flirtatious glances are being reciprocated and it appears there is a realistic possibility that the 26-year-old will join MLS this summer.

It is certainly a fascinating prospect.

For MLS and the Galaxy, it really would be a no-brainer. The league benefits from getting one of Mexico's biggest-name flair players, a forward who etched his way into the consciousness of Mexican fans when...

Gold Cup Forecaster: Which teams are most likely to advance, win title?

Are Michael Bradley and the U.S. or Hector Herrera and Mexico the Gold Cup favorites?
Are Michael Bradley and the U.S. or Hector Herrera and Mexico the Gold Cup favorites?

The 2015 Gold Cup begins on Tuesday, with the CONCACAF title on the line for 12 countries, plus a trip to the 2017 Confederations Cup at stake.

If the United States wins their second straight Gold Cup, the U.S. would qualify directly for the Confed Cup in Russia. But if a different country wins, then a playoff will be held later this year to determine CONCACAF's representative.

The 12-team tournament features three groups of four teams. After round-robin group play, the top two teams advance to the quarterfinals, as do the two best third-place teams.

Because of the forgiving format, the top three CONCACAF teams aren't likely to have difficulty reaching the knockout stage. The United States, Costa Rica and Mexico were seeded atop the groups, and each is heavily favored to win their group. However, the title race projects to be much closer. 

Here's our Soccer Power Index-simulated forecast of every team's group and title finish odds, including team-by-team analysis. (SPI's team rankings and the ratings on which they are based stem from a regression-based algorithm designed to predict soccer matches.)

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Javier Hernandez injury and Honduras' tactics give Mexico plenty to ponder

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno assesses Mexico's 0-0 draw with Honduras and the injury of Mexico striker Javier Hernandez.

There was little-to-no fanfare for Mexico fans on Wednesday night following a stale 0-0 draw against Honduras.

After the final whistle had blown, a chorus of jeers and whistles from the fans filled NRG stadium, undoubtedly from El Tri supporters who were justifiably angry with the result. The performance was unanticipated but it's one that Mexico fans may need to be accustomed to during the upcoming Gold Cup.

On paper, El Tri should have dominated and won the match. Despite the impressive leadership...

Javier Hernandez injury a cruel setback to the striker and Mexico

With Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez's recent injury against Honduras, the ESPN FC panel debate whether or not Mexico even need him at the Gold Cup.

Mexico's 0-0 draw against Honduras on Wednesday was a disappointment in more ways than one.

Their struggles against a physical Honduran attack don't bode well for the upcoming Gold Cup tournament and even worse, the game resulted in an injury to the team's leading active scorer, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez.

The injury occurred in the 40th minute when Hernandez collided with Honduras defender Brayan Beckeles. "The fracture of the right collarbone has been confirmed clinically," said Mexico...

Javier Hernandez injury hits Man United transfer opportunities

ESPN FC's Tom Marshall and John Sutcliffe analyse the injury to Mexico striker Javier Hernandez and its impact on the Mexican national team plus Giovani dos Santos' possible MLS future.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno assesses Mexico's 0-0 draw with Honduras and the injury of Mexico striker Javier Hernandez.

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is looking likelier to stay at Manchester United after he was ruled out for up to four weeks with a broken collarbone.

The striker was injured playing for Mexico against Honduras and is now set to sit out his country's Gold Cup campaign.

He was already projected to sit out United's preseason tour of the United States because of his international commitments.

But now Hernandez will have less time to prove his fitness before the end of the summer transfer window and potentially...