LA Galaxy Sign Mexican Soccer Star Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez

The LA Galaxy have signed Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, bringing the Mexican star back to North America after a lengthy career in Europe. The Galaxy announced the deal on Tuesday for Hernández who will participate in his first training session Thursday.

The 31-year-old Hernández is the top goal-scorer in the history of the Mexican national team.  Dennis te Kloese, the Galaxy’s general manager and the former director of national teams for the Mexican Football Federation, said:  “Javier has consistently scored goals in top leagues throughout the world and has been his country’s most successful player over the last decade. We think he can be one of Major League Soccer’s best attacking threats and help our team in multiple ways.”

Hernández had been with Sevilla since last September. He also has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen since leaving Chivas in his native Guadalajara in 2010. Hernández’s nickname means “little pea”  in honor of his father, Javier “Chicharo” Hernández, who had an 18-year pro career in Mexico.

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