Chicharito’s consolation prize, big contract with LA Galaxy after missing out on Mexico’s 2022 Qatar squad

It is now official, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez will continue with the Los Angeles Galaxy for the 2023 season, after the MLS club confirmed on Monday the renewal of its top striker. The Mexican striker himself had already informed that with his numbers in 2022 he would agree to this clause and today the club ratified it.

“There were no negotiations, I have an automatic renewal clause when I reach 11 goals and have 60% of the minutes on the field,” Chicharito Hernandez said.

Chicharito confirms he’s coming back to play for the LA Galaxy next yearTwitter: @GioGarciaLA

In fact, the Galaxy released a list of players who will remain on the roster by exercising their guaranteed contracts for 2023, including the former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker:

Those staying with the Galaxy in 2023

Goalkeeper Jonathan Bond; defenders Julian Araujo, Nick Depuy, Raheem Edwards, Marcus Ferkranus, Chase Gasper, Kelvin Leerdam and Jalen Neal; midfielders Efrain Alvarez, Gaston Brugman, Douglas Costa, Mark Delgado, Samuel Grandsir, Carlos Harvey and Riqui Puig; and forwards Kevin Cabral and Dejan Joveljic.

Highlights of Chicharito’s best goals

In addition, the LA Galaxy exercised renewal options with Martn Cceres and Sga Coulibaly, midfielders Daniel Aguirre, Jonathan Prez and Adam Saldaa and forward Preston Judd.

The franchise also reported that it is negotiating renewals with goalkeepers Jonathan Klinsmann and Richard Snchez, defender Eriq Zavaleta and midfielder Vctor Vzquez and waived its rights to defender Jorge Villafaa and midfielder Sacha Klejstan, who are out of contract.

Chicharito’s numbers in 2022

In the 2022 season, Javier Hernndez scored 17 goals and 2 assists in 30 games. He also scored one goal in four games in the US Open Cup. In total, Chicharito has scored 37 goals with the LA Galaxy.

The LA Galaxy finished fifth in the MLS Western Conference with 13 wins, seven draws and 12 losses (46 points in 32 games) and were eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals against eventual champions LAFC, falling in a thrilling game in the final minutes.

According to the Transfermarkt portal, Chicharito Hernandez’s transfer is worth two million euros. His highest value was 25 million euros, when he played for Bayer Leverkusen in 2016.

World Cup 2022: Chicharito Hernandez and Carlos Vela are officially out of the World Cup: Tata Martino gave a pre-list of 31 players

Coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino revealed the preliminary list of 31 players of the Mexican National Team that will travel to Girona, Spain for the last stage of concentration, where they will play friendly matches against Iraq and Sweden, to finish polishing details ahead of their debut in the Qatar 2022 World Cup on November 21 against Poland. As expected, neither Javier “Chicharito” Hernndez of the Los Angeles Galaxy nor Carlos Vela of Los Angeles FC of the MLS are included in this call-up.

Tecatito Corona and Ral Jimnez, still with hope

Highlights of Chicharito’s best goals

The facilities of the Mexican Soccer Federation in Toluca were dressed up to make the announcement of the 31 who will pass to the final stage, a list in which Tata keeps the injured Tecatito Corona and Ral Jimnez, whom he will hold out until the end.

Martino revealed two lists, that of the 31 and that of the youngsters from Liga MX who will serve as sparring partners for El Tri in Qatar to gain experience.

Then it was the turn of Jaime Ordiales, the Director of National Teams, who thanked everyone involved in the World Cup process to get to Qatar.

Chicharito confirms he’s coming back to play for the LA Galaxy next yearTwitter: @GioGarciaLA

El Tri’s thanks to its fans

The FMF presented the ‘Mexico de mi vida‘ campaign with an emotional video in which Ral Jimnez was seen crying in front of a chat with fans and then the President of the Mexican Federation Yon de Luisa took the floor and highlighted that a series of training sessions have been held with all the group rivals and thanked the players.

“I want to emphasize our gratitude to all the players who participated in these four years and a very special recognition and to the 26 who will be known on November 14,” De Luisa said.

The last cut will be made on November 14, to leave the final list with the 26 players required by FIFA for the World Cup and two days later will be the last preparation game against Sweden.

Tata’s 31 chosen for El Tri’s last training camp

There are no surprises, but among the five eliminated, Tata will have to leave out a center forward and everything points to it being Santiago Gimnez, if Jimnez recovers.


Guillermo Ochoa, Alfredo Talavera, Rodolfo Cota.


Jorge Snchez, Kevin lvarez, Jess Alberto Angulo, Nstor Araujo, Hctor Moreno, Csar Montes, Johan Vsquez, Jess Gallardo and Gerardo Arteaga.


Edson lvarez, Hctor Herrera, Andrs Guardado, Erick Gutirrez, Luis Chvez, Erick Snchez, Luis Romo, Carlos Rodrguez, Diego Lainez, Orbeln Pineda, Roberto Alvarado and Uriel Antuna.


Jess Manuel Corona, Hirving Lozano, Ral Jimnez, Alexis Vega, Rogelio Funes Mori, Henry Martn and Santiago Gimnez.

El Tri sparrings in Qatar

Martino began his participation in the announcement event by revealing the names of the young players that the Mexican National Team will take to Qatar to help them prepare for the matches as sparring partners:

Karel Campos, Emilio Lara, Campos, Romn Martnez, Vctor Guzmn, Isaas Violante, Sebastin Prez, Fidel Ambriz, Heriberto jurado, Jess Hernndez, Mauricio Isaas, Emilio Martnez, Alfredo Gutirrez, Ali vila, Jorge Ruvalcaba and Santiago Trigos.

Chicharito assures he’s coming back for at least one more season with LA Galaxy

While speaking to the media this Thursday after practice, LA Galaxy’s forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez told reporters that he’s coming back for at least one more year with the team as his contract got automatically renewed recently due to him reaching

The clause in Chicharito’s contract that will keep him with LA Galaxy

Javier Hernandez spoke about his goals so far this MLS season, alongside the number of minutes played will make sure he remains with one of the most storied franchises in the league at least until next summer.

Chicharito confirms he’s coming back to play for the LA Galaxy next yearTwitter: @GioGarciaLA

The reporters present at the LA Galaxy training session asked the striker about the negotiations between himself and the team to extend his stint for another season, to which he answered swiftly.

“When I reached 11 goals and 60% of the minutes it automatically renews”, a surprised Chicharito expressed while answering.

He then went on to say that he thought they already knew, but was baffled when he found out that contracts aren’t made public for the media or fans.

“Chicharito” Hernandez will most likely not play in Qatar 2022

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored a goal in three different FIFA World Cup, after scoring in South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018, but the coach for Mexico’s national team, Gerardo Martino, doesn’t seem to like the player, reportedly for his antics of the football field.

‘Chicharito” is also the player with the most goals ever while playing for Mexico’s national team with 52 goals.