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Why MLS Needs Javier Hernandez to Join Florida Team

Why MLS Needs Javier Hernandez to Join Florida Team

Posted by PanamericanWorld on April 13, 2015

Just a few days after rumors cropped up about Mexican star Javier Hernandez heading to the U.S. this summer, new rumors suggest he has in fact rejected the idea and wants to remain in Europe.

It is not particularly shocking to imagine the superstar wanting to remain in Europe. Despite seeing his value depreciate over the last few years, he is still only 26, the peak year of any player's career.

He has scored over 10 goals in the Premier League despite failing to manage a full-time starter's role. However, if given the proper time, Chicharito should be able to become to flourish into a 15-20 goal scorer in the next three or four years.

Of course starting one league game, as has been the case with Real Madrid this season, will certainly not help his cause. It is likely then the Mexican poacher will look to teams in need of top scorers to gain the playing time and opportunity that he is looking for.

For Major League Soccer, getting the Mexican icon would be a tremendous boost to the league. Not only would it get yet another household name, but it would get a superstar in his prime. When David Beckham came to the MLS, he was 32. David Villa has joined the league this season as a 33-year-old. Thierry Henry came to the MLS as a 33-year-old as well.

Chicharito is only 26 and could take the league by storm if he came as early as next year. Imagine how the MLS would push a Chicharito-Kaka tandem. Imagine if they manage tremendous success together in Orlando.

Finally, if Chicharito were to come, it would further legitimize the league as a place where players in their primes want to go to compete, not just to retire. It could help other foreigners make that decision early in their careers and thus help the league flourish for years to come.

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