Javier “Chicharito” Hernndez will live a very special moment this Wednesday, when the All-Star Game between MLS and Liga MX takes place at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Los Angeles Galaxy forward was chosen as captain of the U.S. All-Star team. However, he is at a point where he can analyze the evolution of both leagues and how his teams are currently competing.
This after he missed last year’s All-Star Game due to injury. Now, the top scorer of the Mexican National Team in history assured that the parity of both tournaments is already very clear:
“I want to break the narrative that Liga MX is far superior than MLS. I will try to win, we are all excited and it is very good for both leagues to improve. We have a positive mentality, to compete. That’s what competition is all about, it’s not easy, people think we come to have fun but no, we come to do our job,” said Chicharito Hernandez.
“MLS and Liga MX must learn from each other”
Beyond the competitiveness between both national structures, Javier Hernandez, called for the coordinated work to continue so that they can grow together in their soccer and infrastructure level.
“The narrative always questions which one is better and how they are doing. From my point of view, it doesn’t matter who will be the best, because one time is one, year and year, that happens at World and international level, champions always change, but it is better to learn one from the other,” said Chicharito Hernandez.
In his opinion, it doesn’t matter which league is doing better at the moment, because Liga MX: “can learn a lot of things that MLS is doing well. Also MLS, who are doing it, are seeing all the qualities of Liga MX, to add them and give them a special touch”.
For that reason, he explained that in matches like this Wednesday’s, it will be an opportunity to close the gap and learn from the good and bad things.
Liga MX seeks revenge this Wednesday
This will be only the second year in which the stars of both leagues have played against each other. The first meeting took place last year at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles in front of 21,000 people.
During the 90 minutes, the duel ended tied 1-1, with goals by Jonathan Rodrguez (20′) for Liga MX and Jess Murillo (53′) equalized for MLS. The winner was decided in a penalty shootout, with the Americans winning 3-2.
Only Rubens Sambueza and Luis Romo scored for Liga MX. Rogelio Funes Mori, Erik Lira and Salvador Reyes failed to score. For MLS, Ricardo Pepi scored the final goal.