LA Galaxy confirm signing of Javier Hernández from Sevilla

  • Mexico striker says it is ‘the right time’ to join MLS
  • Hernández’s deal reported to be for three years

Sevilla have agreed a fee with LA Galaxy for the Mexico striker Javier Hernández. In an interview published on Tuesday with the Los Angeles Times, the 31-year-old said it was “the right time, the right opportunity” to make the move to the MLS club.

The Galaxy confirmed the move on Tuesday morning, and a photo of Hernández in the club’s shirt appeared at the top of their Twitter page. Reports say the Galaxy paid €8.5m ($9.4m) for Hernández, and he will earn around $6m a year under the terms of a three-year deal.

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Now seems to be an odd time for Nick Cushing to leave Manchester City | Suzanne Wrack

Departure midway through the season with two domestic cups and the WSL title up for grabs implies the City Football Group are prioritising New York City rather than their women’s side

The mid-season departure of the Manchester City women manager, Nick Cushing, is a strange one. After six seasons and six trophies, including two FA Cup wins at Wembley and a Women’s Super League title in 2016, he leaves for the men’s MLS team New York City.

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US Soccer wants coaches. It’s a shame the feeling isn’t mutual

Raphael Wicky is the latest coach to defect from a job at US Soccer to MLS. It’s a worrying trend as the federation attempts to rebuild itself

Earnie Stewart already had a busy 2020 in store when news broke at the end of December that Raphael Wicky had been hired as the Chicago Fire’s new head coach. Wicky had only been the United States’ Under-17 men’s national team boss since March but the Swiss still decided to jump ship, leaving Stewart with yet another position at US Soccer to fill heading into the new year.

In fact Stewart, US Soccer’s sporting director, has no fewer than five head coach positions to fill. The United States’ men’s soccer programme currently has vacancies at U-20, U-19, U-18, U-17 and U-16 level with Gregg Berhalter and Jason Kreis the only two head coaches on the books at this moment. The landscape is much the same on the women’s side, with five head coach positions also to be filled in the youth ranks.

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Who is Diego Alonso, David Beckham’s new manager at Inter Miami?

For a project which is looking to the Americas rather than merely America, the well-traveled Uruguayan seems to be the perfect hire

As a new decade dawned David Beckham’s Inter Miami finally appointed its head coach, appointing well-traveled Uruguayan Diego Alonso to lead the team in its inaugural season.

Beyond brand Beckham and the big-name city, which together have the potential to attract some of the biggest names in world soccer, the club ultimately needs someone who can blend the cultural aspects of this project with its requirements on the soccer field, which is why they turned to the 44-year-old Montevidean.

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Diego Alonso appointed as first manager of David Beckham’s Inter Miami

The Uruguayan, who has coached two different teams to Concacaf Champions League titles, officially took over Monday as the inaugural manager of Beckham’s club

David Beckham’s new MLS team finally has its first coach, with Inter Miami hiring Diego Alonso.

The Uruguayan, who has coached two different teams to Concacaf Champions League titles, officially took over Monday as the inaugural manager of Beckham’s club. He was an attacker as a player and prefers the same scoring-minded style as a coach.

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