After signing the three goals with which the Galaxy beat New York Red Bulls, this Sunday, forward Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández was named MLS Player of the Week for the second consecutive week when they have played, precisely, two 2021 calendar weeks.
The 32-year-old gave a great demonstration, on Sunday, during the victory of the Los Angeles team at Dignity Health Sports Park, the Mexican scored goals in minutes 9, 41 and 60 of the match, and reached five in goals in the season in just two games played.
Hernandez, who is now the second player in MLS history to score five goals in his team’s first two games of the season, joining the standout former Houston Dynamo player in the group, Brian Ching.
On the other hand, Hernández also becomes the first man to be named Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks since the feat was accomplished by rival Carlos Vela, who won the award in each of the last two weeks of his season. from MVP, in 2019, to LAFC.
He is also the first Galaxy player to score a hat trick since Zlatan Ibrahimovic did so in a 7-2 win over Sporting Kansas City on September 15, 2019.