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Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez gets work visa, set for LA Galaxy debut

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LA Galaxy striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has received his work visa and is set to debut for the MLS club on Saturday, when the Galaxy face in a friendly vs. Toronto FC at Dignity Health Sports Park.

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Hernandez was signed by the Galaxy on Jan. 21, but he wasn't able to train with the team or play in preseason friendlies as he awaited his visa.

Hernandez was immediately added to the Galaxy's roster and is likely to feature both against Toronto and the team's final preseason friendly on Feb. 22 against the Chicago Fire.

The Galaxy open the regular season on the road against the Houston Dynamo on Feb. 29,

Chivas youth product Hernandez made his mark in Europe with Manchester United and went to enjoy successful stints at Bayer Leverkusen and Real Madrid, in addition to West Ham and Sevilla. He has 52 goals in 109 appearances with Mexico and has played in three World Cups.