Five reasons why Chicharito should move to the MLS

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has recently shun the opportunity to make a move to the MLS, as he would rather stay in Spain and enjoy his one-year loan at Real Madrid. Chicharito has spent the best part of his professional career in Europe, and although his first two seasons in Manchester seemed like he had the potential to retain a starting spot in one of the leading clubs in Europe, the last few years have lacked the consolidation prowess that was required from him, and thus his arrival to Madrid this summer was nothing short of a surprise for everybody in the football world. With the loan experiment having clearly not worked, Chicharito has many options open to make his next move in June, and although he doesn’t seem open to joining an MLS team, here are five solid reasons why the Mexican should reconsider: First mover advantage: MLS has slowly but surely been getting rid of its reputation for being an elephant’s cemetery, where old European glories come to find a golden retirement. However, the signings of players like Kaká, Gerrard or Lampard are not really helping that rhetoric. SEE ALSO: Will Ronaldo catch up to Lionel Messi? In the last few weeks, there has been talks of the MLS targeting younger talent, perhaps tier two European talent, but players who have potential and can help bring a competitive edge to the league. Bringing players like Sebastian Giovinco, or Chicharito, will only further develop the competition, since these are players who have made it in Europe, get International playing time with their National Teams, and are still in their prime, which means they can further develop their careers in the US rather than look for a way to put an end to them with a golden paycheck. The Mexican edge: There’s no doubt Mexican fans make up the vast majority — and the rowdiest– of the MLS fan base, and that’s why some of the Mexican stars that have played in the MLS have become some of the most revered idols the league has known. But Chicharito could come as one of the few Mexican players to arrive to the US in his prime, and as such, he could truly become the emblem of the league. Seeing as MLS treated Beckham, their investment in Chicharito’s figure could be phenomenal for both player and league. Revamping his career: At this point, Chicharito Hernandez needs playing time. He has spent the last four years of his career coming in and out of lineups, without solidly establishing himself as a starter, and that needs to come to an end.   If the striker wants to prevail as a true International star, he needs more minutes, and in the MLS he can find top quality playing time. Rumor has it he turned down offers from Chicago Fire and LA Galaxy, but the possibility of joining Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane in Los Angeles should definitely be reconsidered by the Mexican. El Tri would love to have him close by: Miguel Herrera was very skeptical about Miguel Layun’s departure to England. Not only is he joining a First Division club, but he is not really assured playing time like he had in America. This is a big issue for the national team coach, who wants his players to compete –of course– but would rather have them in top notch fitness level with lots of playing time than sitting on the bench in their clubs. Herrera would welcome the idea of having Chicharito suiting up for LA, as he knows he would be progressing in his career, and it would also push some of the younger Mexican talent to want to join the MLS. Nothing but good news for el Tri. SEE ALSO: Ronaldo to announce ownership, and a big surprise There’s always a way back: Ultimately, the best part about a decision to join a MLS team is the fact that Chicharito can always return to Europe if he wanted to. He is young enough to try out the American experience and, if not happy, to find a mid-tier club in England, Spain or France that would be willing to pay him to make the trip back to the Old Continent. If he tries to do it the other way around, joining a team like Valencia, Tottenham or Liverpool next year, and it doesn’t work out, there’s no saying if the MLS would want to bring him, as his commercial success would at that point not be assured anymore.The post Five reasons why Chicharito should move to the MLS appeared first on Voxxi.

Javier Hernandez Chicharito of Real Madrid CF looks on prior to start of the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Real Madrid CF and PFC Ludogorets Razgrad at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 9, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has recently shun the opportunity to make a move to the MLS, as he would rather stay in Spain and enjoy his one-year loan at Real Madrid.

Chicharito has spent the best part of his professional career in Europe, and although his first two seasons in Manchester seemed like he had the potential to retain a starting spot in one of the leading clubs in Europe, the last few years have lacked the consolidation prowess that was required from him, and thus his arrival to Madrid this summer was nothing short of a surprise for everybody in the football world.

With the loan experiment having clearly not worked, Chicharito has many options open to make his next move in June, and although he doesn’t seem open to joining an MLS team, here are five solid reasons why the Mexican should reconsider:

First mover advantage: MLS has slowly but surely been getting rid of its reputation for being an elephant’s cemetery, where old European glories come to find a golden retirement. However, the signings of players like Kaká, Gerrard or Lampard are not really helping that rhetoric.

SEE ALSO: Will Ronaldo catch up to Lionel Messi?

In the last few weeks, there has been talks of the MLS targeting younger talent, perhaps tier two European talent, but players who have potential and can help bring a competitive edge to the league. Bringing players like Sebastian Giovinco, or Chicharito, will only further develop the competition, since these are players who have made it in Europe, get International playing time with their National Teams, and are still in their prime, which means they can further develop their careers in the US rather than look for a way to put an end to them with a golden paycheck.

The Mexican edge: There’s no doubt Mexican fans make up the vast majority — and the rowdiest– of the MLS fan base, and that’s why some of the Mexican stars that have played in the MLS have become some of the most revered idols the league has known.

But Chicharito could come as one of the few Mexican players to arrive to the US in his prime, and as such, he could truly become the emblem of the league. Seeing as MLS treated Beckham, their investment in Chicharito’s figure could be phenomenal for both player and league.

Revamping his career: At this point, Chicharito Hernandez needs playing time. He has spent the last four years of his career coming in and out of lineups, without solidly establishing himself as a starter, and that needs to come to an end.

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If the striker wants to prevail as a true International star, he needs more minutes, and in the MLS he can find top quality playing time. Rumor has it he turned down offers from Chicago Fire and LA Galaxy, but the possibility of joining Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane in Los Angeles should definitely be reconsidered by the Mexican.

El Tri would love to have him close by: Miguel Herrera was very skeptical about Miguel Layun’s departure to England. Not only is he joining a First Division club, but he is not really assured playing time like he had in America. This is a big issue for the national team coach, who wants his players to compete –of course– but would rather have them in top notch fitness level with lots of playing time than sitting on the bench in their clubs.

Herrera would welcome the idea of having Chicharito suiting up for LA, as he knows he would be progressing in his career, and it would also push some of the younger Mexican talent to want to join the MLS. Nothing but good news for el Tri.

SEE ALSO: Ronaldo to announce ownership, and a big surprise

There’s always a way back: Ultimately, the best part about a decision to join a MLS team is the fact that Chicharito can always return to Europe if he wanted to. He is young enough to try out the American experience and, if not happy, to find a mid-tier club in England, Spain or France that would be willing to pay him to make the trip back to the Old Continent.

If he tries to do it the other way around, joining a team like Valencia, Tottenham or Liverpool next year, and it doesn’t work out, there’s no saying if the MLS would want to bring him, as his commercial success would at that point not be assured anymore.

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