Javier Hernandez He contributed a double in the 3-1 win with which The Galaxy beat coach Matías Almeyda’s Earthquakes on Saturday. After the brilliant performance in the attack, the Mexican forward already reached ten goals in the current season and separated from Raúl Ruidíaz (9), from Seattle, in the MLS scoring lead.
Hernández left the field in the 71st minute between ovations.
Chicharito was served with the ninth goal of the season early in the game. At minute 11, Samuel Grandsir served a center to the area and the Mexican striker defined perfectly and beat the goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski for 1-0. A few minutes later, Hernández missed the opportunity to score the double when he tried a left-footed shot in which he did not connect well with the ball.
With a minimal advantage from the first minutes of the game, the Galaxy stood better on the PayPal Park court in San José. Captain Jonathan dos Santos He looked good in the offensive game, but the coach’s men Greg vanney they failed to do any more damage in the first half and the game went into halftime with the score 1-0.
Hernández did not waste it in the second half. In the 50th minute, Vanney’s star attacker scored the second goal of the evening and reached ten goals in the campaign. In a counterattack play, he finished off powerfully with his right leg and made it 2-0 for the Galaxy.
Almeyda’s team tried to overcome the adverse result, but lost any aspiration when at minute 70, in a defensive error, Florian Jungwirth put the ball into his own goal.
Cade cowell discounted for San José at 82 ‘. The Mexicans Javier Eduardo Lopez Y Oswaldo Alanís made headlines with Earthquakes.