LA Galaxy striker Javier Hernandez has let its fanbase know, in no uncertain terms, that he will be back in Los Angeles next season. Just days after clinching a game-winner against LAFC in the Cali Clasico Saturday, Hernandez shut down a fan questioning his ongoing status in Los Angeles.
A Galaxy supporter took to Twitter to claim that Hernandez would play his final home game Saturday, despite yet another prolific season for the MLS side. ‘This Saturday is most likely the last time we will see @CH14_ Chicharito play a regular season home game at DHSP #lagalaxy #mls,’ the Galaxy fan wrote on the social media platform.
Hernandez was quick to reply, writing: ‘What!??? Hahaha some people are delusional. Not my last home game yet pal. ‘Hopefully playoffs and will see if we can get home advantage aaaand next year too.’ ‘In the case of Chicharito, we are simply going with other forwards,’ coach Gerardo Martino told reporters last week. ‘We will try to choose the 26 players who are closest to our game.’
Mexico’s all-time leading goal scorer most recently scored a brace in the Galaxy’s 3-2 win over crosstown rivals, LAFC. It came hot on the heels of news that Chicharito would not be in Qatar at this year’s World Cup despite his recent performances, and historical record with El Tri.
The 34-year-old is having a largely outstanding season with his MLS club and has found the net 17 times across 30 league games this campaign. Chicharito is Mexico’s all-time leading scorer with 52 goals to his name. Hernandez has made 12 appearances across three World Cups 2010, 2014 and 2018 bagging four goals and one assist. Manchester United’s former star has played in LA since 2020, making his debut for the club in February of that year.