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What Chicharito's Galaxy move means to the future of MLS and Mexican soccer

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez welling up while explaining to his parents that "our" European dream was coming to an end was a rare glimpse into the delicacy of the decision-making process of an elite athlete.

The "beginning of retirement" quote was used in some quarters to suggest that Hernandez knows his competitive career is over, or that he's moved to LA Galaxy exclusively for the paycheck. But the emotional conversation -- all recorded for the world to see -- with his parents also provided...

LA Galaxy's Javier Hernandez explains 'retirement' comments after first practice

New LA Galaxy signing Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is looking forward to lifting trophies in Major League Soccer and said everything is in place for him to succeed, with retirement not on his mind.

The striker, who attended practice with his new team for the first time on Thursday, got emotional during a video call to his parents on his YouTube show "Naked Humans" when explaining his decision to join MLS and stated that "it's the beginning of retirement," but after criticism from some quarters...

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez confirms move to LA Galaxy: 'It was the right time'

Herc Gomez and Seb Salazar are at odds over whether Carlos Vela or Chicharito is the better player in MLS.
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol explains how both player and club benefit in Javier Hernandez's move to LA Galaxy.
After his long-awaited arrival, LA Galaxy confirm the signing of Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez.
Herculez Gomez breaks down the latest about Javier Hernandez's move to LA Galaxy.
Herculez Gomez says a move to LA Galaxy ticks all the boxes for Javier Hernandez after a decade in Europe.
Ale Moreno says Javier Hernandez would have a bigger impact on MLS than Carlos Vela if he joined Galaxy.

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez confirmed his move to Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy, telling the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday: "It was the right time, the right opportunity."

The LA Galaxy officially announced the transfer a few hours later, following a published interview in the newspaper with the 31-year-old in which he spoke about his excitement over the move to MLS, and he was pictured wearing his new club's jersey.

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Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez out of Sevilla squad amid LA Galaxy negotiations

Guillermo Schelotto says Chicharito will have big shoes to fill at LA Galaxy after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure.
Herculez Gomez breaks down the latest about Javier Hernandez's move to LA Galaxy.

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has been left out of Sevilla's squad for Saturday's game at former club Real Madrid as his impending move to LA Galaxy draws closer.

The Mexico international didn't train with the team on Thursday or Friday with negotiations underway ahead of a highly anticipated move to Major League Soccer.

Sevilla said on Friday afternoon that "Chicharito" was not included in the 20-man squad selected by coach Julen Lopetegui as he "continues to negotiate his possible departure."

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Bruce Arena on Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez: Wouldn't be MLS best player

Sebi Salazar says LA Galaxy continue to outpace the rest of MLS in star signings as they pursue Chicharito.
Carlos Vela addresses Zlatan's departure from MLS and Chicharito's pending arrival at LA Galaxy.
Herculez Gomez says a move to LA Galaxy ticks all the boxes for Javier Hernandez after a decade in Europe.
Ale Moreno says Javier Hernandez would have a bigger impact on MLS than Carlos Vela if he joined Galaxy.

LOS ANGELES -- New England Revolution manager Bruce Arena said that he doesn't feel Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez would be the best player in MLS, should he sign with the LA Galaxy.

Reports continue to swirl that the Galaxy are poised to sign the Mexico international from La Liga side Sevilla FC. Hernandez would certainly create a massive marketing opportunity given the large contingent of Mexico expatriates in the area.

"I think [Chicharito] would be a great addition to the league," Arena...