Our prediction for this MLS match:
Los Angeles Galaxy and Charlotte face each other at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday morning. Los Angeles Galaxy defeated their bitter local rivals Los Angeles FC in the US Open Cup, meaning that they are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Charlotte. As always, Javier Hernandez Chicharito will lead the line for the hosts, while all Jesus Murillo, Giorgio Chiellini, Antonio Leone, and Maxime Crepeau are out of contention through injuries.
The visitors, on the other hand, are eager to stay in the playoffs berth, but seeing that LA Galaxy are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we are going to bet on Chicharito and Co. this time out. All Ben Bender, Kamil Jozwiak, McKinze Gaines, George Marks, and Guzman Corujo remain in the treatment room. In their last meeting in the Major League Soccer Los Angeles Galaxy defeated Charlotte thanks to Efrain Alvarez’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Javier Hernandez):
Javier Hernandez or Chicharito is a 27-year-old striker who plays for German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. He began his professional career in 2006 playing for the Mexican club Guadalajara. His first break came in 2010, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, when he became the first Mexican player to join the English Premier League side Manchester United.
He was very effective at United endearing himself to the fans with some crucial goals. Chicharito played for Real Madrid in 2014-15 season on loan and had limited success with them. But he revived his career with a move to Leverkusen in 2015 with whom he has regained his prolific scoring record. Hernandez carries his prolific form to national colors too.
Having made his senior national debut in 2009, Chicharito has 43 goals from 80 games for the national team. He is the second highest goal scorer of all-time for the Mexico national team.