MLS continues to dominate Liga MX in official friendly and any kind of games, however, while this Wednesday not even the best Mexican soccer team, Club America could defeat Nashville SC in the Leagues Cup Showcase and Chivas Guadalajara were dominated by FC Cincinnati, the two Mexican strikers who are stars in MLS were again ruled out by the coach of “El Tri”, Gerardo “Tata” Martino for the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
“In the case of Chicharito (Hernandez), we are simply going with other forwards,” Martino said. “We will try to choose the 26 players who are closest to our game.”
Who will be “El Tri’s” strikers in Qatar 2022?
Javier “Chicharito” Hernndez of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Carlos Vela of Los Angeles FC will not be part of the team that shares Group C with Argentina, Poland and Saudi Arabia, instead those goal-scoring positions will go to three of the following four: Ral Jimnez, Rogelio Funes-Mori, Henry Martin and Santiago Gimnez, according to the Argentine tactician’s own words.
“We have two (strikers) who can play and two who can’t,” Martino said. “What I like is that we don’t have not enough players. Four forwards are not going to go (to Qatar), but as long as they make it difficult for me to choose, I’m very happy about that. Surely there will be talk of who is left out, but the problem will be abundance and not scarcity.”
Ral Jimnez and Rogelio Funes-Mori’s injuries
Ral Jimnez has been the starter in that position throughout Martino’s tenure, however, the Wolverhampton striker is suffering from athletic pubalgia and is ruled out for the friendly games against Peru and Colombia, while Funes-Mori has also missed several months with Monterrey in Liga MX.
Martin is the top scorer in Liga MX with Amrica and Gimnez, at 21 years of age, is the jewel of the future of Mexican soccer since he was transferred at his age and is already shining with Feyenoord of the Netherlands.