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Why Pizarro's Miami move is more important than Chicharito's arrival

In a winter window in which transfers from Liga MX to Major League Soccer -- and to a lesser extent the other way -- have been a central talking point ahead of MLS' 25th season, Rodolfo Pizarro's move from Monterrey to Inter Miami CF is not just the biggest such deal of the offseason, it's the most important trade ever between the two North American leagues.

Of course, Pizarro is not the highest-profile Mexican player ever to play in MLS. Legends like Claudio Suarez, Jorge Campos, Cuauhtemoc...

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez gets work visa, set for LA Galaxy debut

Javier Hernandez says he joined LA Galaxy to win a championship, not to be Zlatan Ibrahimovic's replacement.
Javier Hernandez tells ESPN's Herculez Gomez the deeper meaning of his comments about joining LA Galaxy.
Javier Hernandez clarifies his "retirement" comments, saying his career could last until he's 40.

LA Galaxy striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has received his work visa and is set to debut for the MLS club on Saturday, when the Galaxy face in a friendly vs. Toronto FC at Dignity Health Sports Park.

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Hernandez was signed by the Galaxy on Jan. 21, but he wasn't able to train with the team or play in preseason friendlies as he awaited his visa.

Hernandez was immediately added to the Galaxy's...

LA Galaxy's Javier Hernandez training alone as he waits for U.S. work visa

Javier Hernandez says he joined LA Galaxy to win a championship, not to be Zlatan Ibrahimovic's replacement.
Javier Hernandez tells ESPN's Herculez Gomez the deeper meaning of his comments about joining LA Galaxy.

The LA Galaxy's newest high-profile addition, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, says he is trying to remain patient as he continues to deal with a work visa delay as the regular season fast approaches.

His participation with his new Galaxy teammates has been limited since the team acquired the Mexico international from Spanish side Sevilla last month and signed him to a three-year deal on Jan. 21.

"We are waiting for the visa," Chicharito told reporters as the Galaxy unveiled its new safe-standing...

LA Galaxy offering Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez meet-and-greet to fans for $500 each

Javier Hernandez says he joined LA Galaxy to win a championship, not to be Zlatan Ibrahimovic's replacement.
Herc Gomez and Seb Salazar are at odds over whether Carlos Vela or Chicharito is the better player in MLS.

LA Galaxy fans keen to rub shoulders with the Major League Soccer giants' new marquee signing, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, can now do just that ... for a price.

The five-times MLS Cup winners are offering a paid meet-and-greet with the Mexico international, who arrived on a three-year deal last month ahead of the 2020 season, which kicks off on Feb. 29 (watch on ESPN networks and stream on ESPN+ in the U.S.).

As part of an upcoming block party event this Saturday, the Galaxy will allow 30 paying...

Diego Reyes responds to Chicharito: Liga MX still ahead of MLS

Tigres UANL and Mexico defender Diego Reyes isn't buying into LA Galaxy striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez's assertions that MLS is catching up with Liga MX and that people in Mexico don't want to accept it.

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The topic has sparked debate after Hernandez's comments that his move from Sevilla to LA Galaxy was the "beginning of retirement,"...