LA Galaxy's Javier Hernandez takes blame for pricey Panenka pen miss

LA Galaxy striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez apologized for a failed Panenka try that noticed his workforce settle for a 2-2 draw with Sporting Kansas metropolis on Sunday in Carson, California.

After scoring twice inside the match, collectively with a earlier penalty inside the 88th minute, the Mexico forward gambled with a Panenka on a spot kick inside the 97th minute that was simply saved by opposing goalkeeper John Pulskamp, denying the Galaxy a sport-winner.

“i am sorry, in any case i am sorry,” mentioned Hernandez inside the put up-sport press convention. “I did an limitless mistake and that i will take the accountability.

“My instinct took over. In Mexico we’re saying ‘me jugo una mala pasada’ [it played a trick on me],” added Hernandez, who scored the two hundredth and 201st goals of his membership profession earlier than the failed penalty.

With the Galaxy sitting simply exterior the MLS playoff positions at eighth inside the Western convention desk, Galaxy head coach Greg Vanney expressed his disapproval of the various by his star striker, however mentioned the workforce needed to maneuver on from it.

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“It was the flawed decision. The flawed decision. He [Chicharito] is aware of that. He is aware of how I really feel. He is aware of how his teammates really feel,” Vanney mentioned. “we have simply bought to maintain transferring forward, and we misplaced a hazard there inside the future.”

although they’re unbeaten of their final 5 matches, Vanney and his gamers have been incapable of holding onto leads in three of these appearances. The Galaxy now have six video games left to maintain away from a attainable third season in a row with out playoff qualification.

subsequent up for Hernandez and his teammates is an away sport in opposition to Nashville SC (fourth inside the West) on Sept. 10.


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