Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez made the long-awaited return on Saturday.
Hernandez, who missed the last 12 games due to a calf injury, took 62 minutes in the Galaxy’s 1-1 draw against Colorado.
“We know it’s a busy week, so we didn’t want to use everything in one game because we know we’re going to be back in the middle of the week,” Galaxy coach Greg Vaney said on Saturday. “It was great to see him back there again because he is such an important part of this group.”
Hernandez and the Galaxy are back against the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Dignity Health Sports Park. This is Galaxy’s first home game since August 20. The club leads 0–2–1 in their last three home games.
This will be Hernandez’s first home match since June 19.
“The past is the past, it’s done,” Hernandez said of his injury. “I just try to help my team. I don’t think I’m the solution, the hero out there. I’m just another player trying to do my best to help this team get better.” Used to be.”
Hernandez’s quick start cannot be forgotten. He started the season with 10 goals in the first 10 matches.
He is one of nine players to score at least 10 goals this season. He quickly reached his number.
“I don’t need credit, I don’t want credit,” he said. “I don’t need individual rewards. What I want is a sixth championship for this organization. I am no better or worse than anyone here. We all have different roles and with our uniqueness and my personality, I just try to express, try to share.
“I’m just trying to do my best. That’s the only thing I honestly want to share with all my teammates and people around. We all need to give our best, then win the title from that.” Everyone here is working towards the same goal: they want to see the Galaxy in the MLS finals and lift the trophy.”
The Galaxy (11-8-4, 37 points) hits the second of three games in eight days, taking on a Dynamo club that has won just one in the last 17 games. Dynamo is on the road (0-7-5) and 12th in the Western Conference.
However, Galaxy has just one win against Dynamo in the last eight meetings.
“With regards to their season, they have had a tough time in terms of results,” said Galaxy coach Greg Vaney. “Having said that, I think the last game they played that night they played all year. They won 3-0 (against Austin FC), they looked energetic, they looked like They believed and worked hard for each other on the defensive side.
“His record says one thing, but his past performances say something else.”
Houston at the Galaxy (4-10-10, 22 points) (11-8-4, 37 points)
When: Wednesday at 7:30 pm
where: Dignity Health Sports Park
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet