Chicharito Hernandez joined LA Galaxy in 2020 to much fanfare, becoming the highest paid player in the league at the time.
He made his debut a month later, wearing the captains armband against the Houston Dynamo. Fans labeled the Mexican's first season with the team a disappointment after he recorded only two goals in 12 matches.
With only seven matches into the 2021 season, Chicharito has already doubled his record in the hope of revitalizing his MLS career. He’s started all seven games for LA Galaxy, and currently leads the league with most goals scored after providing seven for his side. Seven weeks into the season, Chicharito remains the frontrunner for the Golden Boot.
These are his top four goals thus far...
4. Chicharito vs. LAFC
This was the striker’s sixth goal of the season in the fierce El Trafico derby. Chicharito did what he knows best, found the rebound and rocketed the ball into the opposite post to secure the win. The goal was especially important as LA Galaxy fought to remain the best team in Los Angeles.
3. Chicharito vs. Austin FC
Teammate Julian Araujo timed his run perfectly on the right before crossing the ball to Chicharito to find him in the perfect position inches away from the goalkeeper. With a single flick, the LA Galaxy striker sent the ball past Will Pulisic and into the back of the net to celebrate.
2. Chicharito vs. New York Red Bulls
This goal reflects Chicharito’s best game for LA Galaxy thus far. During the match against the New York Red Bulls the Mexican striker completed his first MLS hat-trick. Chicharito has been stellar at working with his teammates to finish off any created chances, and this goal is no exception to that.
1. Chicharito vs. New York Red Bulls
His second goal against the Red Bulls is a cheeky little beauty. The player brought down a phenomenal pass before swiftly striking the ball between the legs of goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel. The entire play highlighted his ability to position himself perfectly, bring down the pass and calculate the goal.