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What Chicharito's Galaxy move means to the future of MLS and Mexican soccer

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez welling up while explaining to his parents that "our" European dream was coming to an end was a rare glimpse into the delicacy of the decision-making process of an elite athlete.

The "beginning of retirement" quote was used in some quarters to suggest that Hernandez knows his competitive career is over, or that he's moved to LA Galaxy exclusively for the paycheck. But the emotional conversation -- all recorded for the world to see -- with his parents also provided...

LA Galaxy's Javier Hernandez explains 'retirement' comments after first practice

New LA Galaxy signing Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is looking forward to lifting trophies in Major League Soccer and said everything is in place for him to succeed, with retirement not on his mind.

The striker, who attended practice with his new team for the first time on Thursday, got emotional during a video call to his parents on his YouTube show "Naked Humans" when explaining his decision to join MLS and stated that "it's the beginning of retirement," but after criticism from some quarters...