What would it mean for the Mexican superstar to land in MLS?
CBS Sports soccer analyst Thomas Rongen said the move would be “bigger than Zlatan,” referring to Ibrahimovic’s move two years ago, because of Los Angeles’ large Mexican population.
Chicharito Hernández is MLS's white whale, but LA Galaxy may finally be about to land the Mexican superstar. It's his last, best chance to come to MLS when he can still truly move the needle on attendance/ratings. (Also: Why isn't Chicago Fire in pursuit?) pic.twitter.com/MNavpYynU6— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) January 13, 2020
Vela vs. Chicharito in LA too, unreal. Don't think even the most ambitious MLS execs could have dreamed it up 10 years ago.— Kim McCauley (@lgbtqfc) January 15, 2020
ESPN’s David Faitelson said Chicharito could instantly compete with Vela and Josef Martinez for the league’s Golden Boot presented by Audi.
Javier “El Chicharito” Hernández aguantó en Europa hasta dónde pudo...Nada que reclamarle. Un futbolista de gran sentido profesional que alcanzó los máximos niveles del juego. Hará muchos goles en la MLS...— David Faitelson (@Faitelson_ESPN) January 15, 2020
Nico Cantor said of all the league’s big-name signings, including David Beckham’s historic move to the Galaxy, Chicharito’s will be the most impactful in terms of “high-profile media.” Be sure to read his full thread.
The Beckham signing set an incredible precedent for the MLS.— Nico Cantor (@Nicocantor1) January 15, 2020
There have big names that have come to the MLS since...like Zlatan, Villa, Giovinco, Pirlo, Vela, Rooney, Kaka, Drogba, etc
But none will have the high-profile media impact that Chicharito will
Adding to that, ESPN's Taylor Twellman and The Athletic's Paul Tenorio said the Galaxy continue to set the tone when it comes to finding influential players.
Yep. Have to give props, especially, to the way they chase players. Other teams inquired about Chicharito in the last six months. LA Galaxy got on a plane and went and got him. And they've done it consistently. https://t.co/kjE8HRWvWY— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) January 15, 2020