Balance of Mexicans in MLS: Those eliminated and those seeking the title

We review how each of the Mexican players who are active in MLS did in the 2021 season

The regular phase of the Season 2021 of the MLS and mexican players What Javier Hernandez and Javier Lopez stood out for their good performances while elements such as Carlos candle and Jurgen Damm they were owed to the fans.

After 34 days, the United States Championship defined the clubs that will fight for the title and highlight that the majority of the Aztecs were left without possibilities of being crowned by failing to qualify for the Playoffs.

The Mexicans who will be in the Playoffs of the MLS are Alan Pulido (Sporting KC), Josecarlos Van Rankin (Timbers), Erick torres and Jurgen Damm (Atlanta United).

For its part, Javier Hernandez, Jonathan dos Santos, Julian Araujo, Efrain Alvarez (LA Galaxy), Rodolfo Pizarro (Inter Miami), Carlos candle (LAFC), Oswaldo Alanís, Javier Lopez and Carlos Fierro (SJ Earthquakes) were eliminated.

Due to the end of the regular phase of football of USA, ESPN Digital takes stock of the main Mexican soccer players who are active in the Major League Soccer.

Javier Hernández | LA Galaxy

Despite suffering a calf injury that left him out 12 games, ‘Chicharito‘He was one of the best Mexican footballers in the 2021 campaign of the MLS. In 21 games played, Hernández recorded 17 goals and three assists. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player finished two goals away from Valentin Castellanos and Wave kamara, who were proclaimed the top scorers of the regular phase.

191Javier López | San Jose Earthquakes

The ‘Chofis‘managed to sign one of the best seasons in his career with the help of Matías Almeyda. Lopez finished with 12 goals and three assists in 32 games, numbers that earned him the club’s Offensive Player of the Year and Player of the Year award. Javier ends his assignment in the MLS at the end of the year and has expressed his desire to continue with Earthquakes but also his illusion to return to Chivas.

9723Josecarlos Van Rankin | Portland Timbers

For many fans, the arrival of Josecarlos to Portland went unnoticed, but the defender managed to position himself as one of the best players on the team. With 33 games played and three assists, Van Rankin won the trust of Giovanni Savarese and now it remains to be resolved if Timbers will present an offer to Chivas to keep his services permanently.

186Alan Pulido | Sporting Kansas City

With 8 goals in 21 games, Polished had a good season with Sporting Kansas City considering that the Mexican attacker also missed several games due to physical problems.

Alan did not participate in the final stretch of the championship but now hopes to help Kansas City against the Vancoucer Whitecaps in Playoffs.

187Julian Araujo | LA Galaxy

The 20-year-old full-back had a good season with the Californian team on a personal level and his outstanding performances led him to be recognized as Defender of the Year by the Galaxy. Araujo He participated in 32 games and his level has led him to appear on the radar of Gerardo Martino, coach of the Mexican National Team.

187Jonathan Dos Santos | LA Galaxy

The captain of the Galaxy also had physical problems but participated in most of the games as an undisputed starter. The youngest of the Dos Santos ends his contract with Los Angeles in December and his intention is to remain in the squad, as revealed in an interview with ESPN. Jonathan finished the campaign with 26 games played and just one goal.

20232Rodolfo Pizarro | Inter Miami

The 27-year-old midfielder made more games than he did last season with no major injuries but the former Rayados player struggled to earn his place in Phil Neville’s star lineup. Pizarro participated in 27 games as a starter 16 times and helped with three goals and five assists.

191Oswaldo Alanís | San Jose Earthquakes

During much of the campaign he was the benchmark of Matías Almeyda’s defense but he ended the regular phase as a substitute. With 25 games and two goals, Alanís He signed good performances but it is not certain that he will continue with San Jose when his loan ends in December. Oswaldo’s letter belongs to Chivas, a club that would not have the central defender in its plans, so it is unknown what his professional future will be.

191Carlos Fierro | San Jose Earthquakes

The former Sagrado Rebaño player played a supporting role in Almeyda’s scheme and finished the season with 28 games, three goals and three assists. Fierro ends his contract with the club in December and a possible renewal has yet to be discussed.

187Efraín Álvarez | LA Galaxy

The talented 19-year-old midfielder did not have the outstanding season many LA Galaxy fans had hoped for. Álvarez participated in 26 games and helped with two goals and three assists. With a contract until 2023, Efraín hopes to soon consolidate with the Galaxy and later fulfill his dream of playing in the Old Continent.

18966Carlos Vela | LAFC

The ‘Bomber’ lived through a difficult season fighting a thigh injury that forced him to miss 14 games so he failed to help LAFC as fans expected. Candle, who scored five goals and provided five assists in 20 games, ends his contract with the Los Angeles team in December and so far it is unknown if he will sign a new agreement.

18418Erick Torres | Atlanta United

Not even the arrival of Gonzalo Pineda allowed El ‘Cubo’ to have more minutes in the Atlanta squad. The former Chivas striker played 620 minutes during the regular season but did not score a single goal. At 28 years old, towers His contract with United ends at the end of December and he still has not met with the board to renew his link.

18418Jürgen Damm | Atlanta United

The former Tigres player started the season with a leg injury but when he was in top condition, he failed to earn a spot in the star lineup. During the regular phase, Damm only totaled 154 minutes and it seems unlikely that he will have a significant role in the instance of Playoffs.


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Balance of Mexicans in MLS: Those eliminated and those seeking the title