It's official. The New York Times has discovered Chicharito:
He is leading the resurgence of Chivas, one of the Mexican league’s most popular clubs. Hernandez has 10 goals in 12 games for Chivas, which leads the 18-team standings, and is bulling his way toward a berth on Mexico’s World Cup roster with four goals and an assist while playing in three recent exhibition games, including the winner in a 2-1 victory over North Korea....
One of Hernández’s recent goals, in which he rose high over a New Zealand defender and hung Jordanesque in the air before slamming a header into the net neatly mirrored the upward arc of his career. It also brought the 90,000 fans who packed the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., to their feet roaring, giving Hernández the chance to respond by throwing his arms wide, then kissing the crest on his jersey.
“Honestly, I’m just happy,” Hernández said recently through an interpreter in a phone interview from Guadalajara. “Being able to participate with the national team is a dream come true.”
I'm waiting for the World Cup. It's just a couple of months away, and I have high hopes for El Tri. Chicharito is just one of the reasons.