Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández not only surpassed in the first two games of the 2021 MLS season what he did with the LA Galaxy in the entire previous calendar, but the forward, the Mexican, recorded one of the best starts to the campaign of his career by record the “hat trick” in the victory of the Los Angeles team 3-2 over the New York Red Bull.
The hat trick against the New York team is the first that “Chicharito” has registered in any tournament since 2016 and the third of his career. With his three touchdowns, the Galaxy forward reached five goals in just two games.
The Mexican did not have a good first season with the Galaxy in 2020, in which he only scored two goals, a share that he equaled in the first game of the 2021 season.
The duel against New York, first at home for the Galaxy, Hernández put his team ahead in the 9th minute. Red Bull drew level with Andrew Gutman at 26 and the Mexican returned to overtake the locals after a revision in the VAR at 41 .
“Chicharito’s first two touchdowns against New York are the first he has achieved in the first half of a duel in MLS.