‘Chicharito’ Hernández was chosen captain of the MLS All-Star team to face Liga MX

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Mexican Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández, striker for the Los Angeles Galaxy, was chosen this Friday as captain of the MLS All-Star teamin view of the all-star game between the best players in the American league and those from Liga MX that will be played next Wednesday in Minnesota.

‘Chicharito’, the Galaxy’s top scorer with seven goals this season, will play the second All-Star of his career in American football and He will captain a team that also includes his compatriot Carlos Vela.

The MLS team will also feature Argentines Sebastián Driussi (Austin), Luciano Acosta (Cincinnati) and Emanuel Reynoso (Minnesota United), Colombian-American Jesús Ferreira (Dallas), Mexican-American Julián Araujo (LA Galaxy), Peruvians Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders) and Alexander Callens (New York City) and Ecuadorian Diego Palacios (LAFC).

Also appearing on the list of players chosen by coach Adrian Heath, from Minnesota FC, are Spaniards Carles Gil (New England Revolution) and Ilie Sánchez (LAFC).

With ‘Chicharito’ as captain, the MLS All-Star team will take the field at Allianz Field in Saint Paul (Minnesota) next Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET against the stars of Liga MX.

The Mexican team has Camilo Vargas (Atlas), Óscar Ustari (Pachuca), Kevin Álvarez (Pachuca), Diego Barbosa (Atlas), Luis Reyes (Atlas), Jesús Angulo (Tigres), Brayan Angulo (Toluca), Lisandro López ( Tijuana), Matheus Doria (Santos Laguna), Hugo Nervo (Atlas), Aldo Rocha (Atlas), Fernando Beltrán (Chivas), Luis Chávez (Pachuca), Erik Lira (Cruz Azul), Avilés Hurtado (Pachuca), Julián Quiñones ( Atlas), Ángel Mena (León), Álvaro Fidalgo (America), Alexis Vega (Chivas), Julio Furch (Atlas), Germán Berterame (Monterrey), Uriel Antuna (Cruz Azul) and Juan Dinenno (Pumas).

The coach will be Diego Cocca (Atlas), winner of the Ballon d’Or as best coach of the 2021-2022 season.

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