The Mexican Chicharito Hernández missed a penalty kick at the start and scored the discount near the closing at 2-1 in favor of the Timbers.
The debut of Los Angeles Galaxy in the new tournament format of the MLS could not be successful as he stumbled on Monday in front of Portland Timbers 2-1 at the Walt Disney World Resort complex in Orlando.
Javier Hernandez He was one of the protagonists of the game when he missed his penalty chance after 12 minutes of play and for being the author of the discount at 42 ‘of the complement, in the attempt to give the illusion of the comeback to the Californians, team in the that the Argentine -ex Boca Juniors- Cristian Pavón was the starter.
After Chicharito’s error from the 12 steps, the first half ended without goals, but those from Oregon struck with goals from Jeremy Ebobisse and Argentina’s Sebastián Blanco in the first 20 ‘of the second stage.
Near the end, the former Mexican Real Madrid and Premier League celebrated his first goal in North American football after three disputed games, since he had managed to play two at the beginning of the canceled campaign (tie with Houston Dynamo and defeat with Vancouver Whitecaps between February and March). In this way, he still cannot win at his new club, which is led by the Argentine Guillermo Barros Schelotto and who in December suffered the departure of the star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
5 – @ CH14_‘s first @MLS goal with @LAGalaxy came on his fifth shot of the match against Portland. It’s the first time he’s attempted 5 shots in a league match since May 13, 2017, with Bayer Leverkusen (vs 1. FC Koln). Chances.#MLSisBack
– OptaJack⚽️ (@OptaJack) July 14, 2020
Group F have the Timbers as leaders, while Dynamo and Los Angeles FC tied in their opening duel. On July 18, the bottom team Galaxy will play the derby against its Californian neighbor, although now in Florida.
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