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New Mexico boss Cocca says door open to return

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LA Galaxy ahead Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has confirmed that he is spoken with new Mexico supervisor Diego Cocca and that the door “is open” to a attainable nationwide crew return.

Hernandez, Mexico’s all-time main goalscorer, hasn’t appeared for the lads’s nationwide crew since 2019.

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“I obtained a name three weeks in the past from Diego Cocca to tell me that, like myself and all the opposite Mexican gamers, our doorways are open and the whole lot would rely on our soccer degree and the choices that he makes,” Hernandez mentioned this week throughout a presentation for an actual property firm he is lately invested in.

Sources instructed ESPN Mexico’s Sergio Dipp on Friday that Hernandez has felt that Cocca is extra trustworthy than former Mexico supervisor Gerardo “Tata” Martino, who left the 34-year-old striker out of the 2022 World Cup roster.

Hernandez needs to be again to regular coaching with the Galaxy on Monday after recovering from a hamstring harm. He has but to characteristic in MLS this season.

Galaxy head coach and sporting director Greg Vanney mentioned throughout a press convention Thursday that Hernandez is unlikely to play this weekend towards the Seattle Sounders, however that the ahead is “definitely making progress.”

“We’ll begin constructing him as much as prepare as quickly as he is prepared, however that needs to be throughout the subsequent week for positive,” Vanney added.

Relying on Chicharito’s kind and health, the striker may very well be within the working for a call-up for Mexico’s upcoming pleasant towards the United States on April 19 in Glendale, Arizona.

Touchdown on a non-FIFA date, Cocca is anticipated to stay with a Mexico roster that shall be primarily composed of Liga MX gamers and doubtlessly some choices from MLS.

Mexico will then face the U.S. once more within the semifinals of the CONCACAF Nations League on June 15 in Las Vegas earlier than making ready for a attainable closing on June 18 and the beginning of the Gold Cup on June 24.

Cocca, employed in February, began off his run as Mexico supervisor with a 2-0 away win over Suriname and a 2-2 draw at house towards Jamaica final week within the CONCACAF Nations League.

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