The CONCACAF Gold Cup is on the horizon. It will be held in Mexico in November and will be an exciting event for the country and the soccer community. Hopefully, the team will win and advance to the tournament’s next stage.
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of Mexico soccer. He has played for Manchester United, West Ham, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Chivas de Guadalajara, and Bayer Leverkusen.
Chicharito has scored in every international competition he has competed in. As a result, he has also been awarded the Concacaf Golden Boot.
Despite his contributions to the Mexican national team, he has not been called up for several years. The current coach, Gerardo Martino, has chosen other strikers for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. This means that the legendary Chicharito will be needed to lead the nation at the tournament.
During his time in MLS, he scored 18 goals in 34 games. He is the highest-paid Player in Major League Soccer. His contract is set to expire in 2023. However, he and the Galaxy are in discussions about an extension.
Hernandez has been named as a finalist for the MLS 2022 MVP award. In addition, during his first season in MLS, he earned Player of the Month awards.
Chicharito has represented Mexico in two FIFA World Cups, including one in Brazil in 2014. However, El Tri has never advanced past the Round of 16. It has also struggled to find the back of the net in qualifying.
Earlier this year, the Mexican football federation announced that it was looking into an off-field issue involving Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez. The Player has not appeared for the national team since September.
The Liga MX is the premier football league in Mexico. It’s known for its packed stadiums and exciting style of play. The company has 18 teams competing in two tournaments a year. Each team plays the other once during the regular season.
The Liga MX is one of the world’s most popular and watched leagues. Many players come from Latin America and North America to play in this league.
Liga MX uses a split-season system to generate more revenue. Since 1996, the league has split its campaign into two shorter 17-game seasons. This makes the games more interesting, creates more hype, and gives teams more opportunities to perform well.
The Liga MX has two annual tournaments. The first, the Apertura, begins in July and ends in December. This is followed by the Clausura, which is from January through May. Teams that finish in the top eight of each group advance to the playoffs. In the playoffs, the winner of the first game plays the second-place team, while the winner of the other match plays the seventh-place team.
The other tournament, the Copa MX, takes place twice a year. Both games feature a mix of Liga MX and Ascenso MX teams. They are played on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
CONCACAF Gold Cup
The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the continent’s largest soccer tournament. It’s held every two years. Mexico has been a dominant force in the game since its inception. They’ve won eight titles, including the last three.
As a result, Concacaf is looking to expand its fan engagement. Last year, the organization launched its first-ever fan festival. This year, fans can expect an even more extensive array of events. For example, you can buy merchandise, watch live games, play the “soccer reflex game,” and even get into a “radar gun kicking” competition.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup began in 1991. Since then, the United States has hosted or co-hosted the event on seven occasions. However, there’s been a lot of controversy over how the tournament is organized.
In recent years, the Gold Cup has expanded from a 12-team tournament to a 16-team competition. It’s also been expanded to include teams from other confederations. That means that Canada, Brazil, Colombia, and Honduras have all been runner-ups.
Mexico is defending its title. It won the tournament in 2009 and 2015 but hasn’t won in more than two years. El Tri will look to repeat as regional champions this summer. But it won’t be easy.
While the USMNT has looked shaky outside of its rout of Martinique, it is close to an entire team. Its roster is missing key players from Europe, but it has a good mix of experienced players, such as Matt Turner and Christian Pulisic.