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Austin FC owner: Chicharito type of player we want

U.S. head coach Gregg Berhalter explains why he made Michael Bradley captain vs. Guyana and his thoughts on the relationships beginning to form.

Austin FC owner Anthony Precourt said Mexico star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is the type of player he wants at the MLS expansion club, saying they'll be active in recruiting him.

Speaking on Austin's Soccer Pod, Precourt said: "I'd be as excited as anyone. That's the type of player we'll target, and we'll give our best pitch. I think he's got a year left on his contract at West Ham and I think there's other clubs that are rumored to be looking at him in MLS."

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Jimenez, not Chicharito, Mexico's top No. 9 - Tata

Mexico's Raul Jimenez sits down with ESPN FC to discuss the pressure on El Tri to win the Gold Cup and whether playing in CONCACAF is good for them.

DENVER -- Mexico head coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino jumped to the defense of Raul Jimenez, after being questioned over his form for El Tri, telling reporters he -- and not Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez -- is the country's most important forward.

Martino was asked whether he wanted more from the 28-year-old Wolves striker, who scored twice in Mexico's 7-0 victory over Cuba last Saturday, but also missed easy chances.

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Chicharito defends Mexico snub, focused on club

ESPN FC's Ale Moreno breaks down Carlos Vela's rocky relationship with the Mexico national team after announcing he won't play in the 2019 Gold Cup.

ATLANTA -- Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has defended his decision not to be part of the Mexico national team this summer and is adamant that his immediate future is in Europe, amid regular reports of interest from MLS.

The 31-year-old West Ham United striker is not part of the Mexico squad that will face Venezuela in Atlanta on Wednesday and won't be involved in the Gold Cup, but Hernandez took some offense at former El Tri legend Luis Roberto "Zague" Alves' comments that current Mexican players...

Wolves' Jimenez: 'Nothing to Chicharito' comparisons

USMNT's Gregg Berhalter praises the Mexican federation for its success in CONCACAF and says the organization has set the benchmark for MLS and U.S. Soccer.
ESPN FC's Ale Moreno breaks down Carlos Vela's rocky relationship with the Mexico national team after announcing he won't play in the 2019 Gold Cup.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez said there in 'nothing to' comparisons with West Ham striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, but did say his Mexico teammate helped him settle into life in the Premier League.

Jimenez scored 13 goals for Wolves this past season while on loan from Benfica to equal Hernandez's haul for Manchester United in 2010-11 to make them the joint highest Mexican goalscorers in a single season in the Premier League.

"We always know that [the comparisons] will exist, that's...

Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez out of Mexico's Gold Cup squad

Herc Gomez puts Dax McCarty on the spot making him choose between Carlos Vela and Zlatan Ibrahimovic if he were building a team right now.
USMNT's Gregg Berhalter praises the Mexican federation for its success in CONCACAF and says the organization has set the benchmark for MLS and U.S. Soccer.
Carlos Vela scored another stunning goal for LAFC, capping off their comfortable win over Columbus Crew.

Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez and Jesus "Tecatito" Corona have been left out of Mexico's 29-player preliminary Gold Cup squad.

LAFC forward Vela's omission was due to the player preferring to be with his club and family, said Mexico coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino, and comes after the 30-year-old has recorded 12 goals and six assists in 12 MLS games in 2019.

"I spoke with Carlos Vela over the phone last week and he assured me that at this time his club and his family are his priority, that's why he...

Mexico's Martino unsure of Gold Cup status for Vela, Lozano, Chicharito

USMNT's Gregg Berhalter praises the Mexican federation for its success in CONCACAF and says the organization has set the benchmark for MLS and U.S. Soccer.

Mexico coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino's Gold Cup plans are still up in the air, with the availability of key players Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez, Hector Herrera and Hirving Lozano in doubt.

Martino confirmed in an interview with ESPN on Thursday that he's yet to find out what LAFC standout Vela's plans are for the summer, but hopes that the 30-year-old will be part of the Mexico squad, despite not picking the former Arsenal player for the March friendlies.

"We always hope [to have] the great players...