The LA Galaxy star was required to miss out on Saturday night’s marquee matchup (10:30 pm ET|ESPN, ESPN Deportes; TSN4, TVA Sports in Canada) against rivals LAFC, with LA Times press reporter Kevin Baxter reporting that Chicharito strained his calf in training previously this week. Chicharito scored his very first MLS objective throughout LA’s 2-1 loss Monday versus the Portland Timbers, and now Cristian Pavon ends up being the attack’s focal point as the Galaxy transferred to a 4-4-2 development with the Argentine up top and Sebastian Lletget just below him.

ESPN’s Taylor Twellman reported on ESPN that Hernandez might be out 3-4 weeks with the injury.

LAFC lack a star of their own, as Carlos Vela formerly withdrew from the MLS is Back Competition to remain at home with his pregnant wife. Vela is coming off an MVP season where he scored 34 objectives and distributed 15 assists in 31 games.

Both groups will be chasing after a Group F win, with the Galaxy holding a 2-1-3 all-time series lead. However, LAFC got the ultimate victory with a 5-3 win over the Galaxy throughout the conference semifinals of the 2019 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.