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Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, LeBron James meet as LA Galaxy star talks of 'dream come true'

The FC guys debate whether Galaxy newcomer Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez will outscore LAFC star Carlos Vela.

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is enjoying the advantages of living in Los Angeles as he gets set for the new Major League Soccer season.

- When does the 2020 MLS season begin? All you need to know
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The Mexican forward, who will play in the 25th season of MLS with the LA Galaxy, was at the Staples Center for the Los Angeles Lakers' clash with the New Orleans Pelicans.

And he had the opportunity to chat with his idol LeBron James ...

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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.
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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.

- When does the 2020 MLS season begin? All you need to know
- Stream MLS games LIVE on ESPN+ 

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.

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...