LA Galaxy striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez apologized for a failed Panenka attempt that saw his team settle for a 2-2 draw with Sporting Kansas City on Sunday in Carson, California.

After scoring twice in the match, including a previous penalty in the 88th minute, the Mexico forward gambled with a Panenka on a spot kick in the 97th minute that was easily saved by opposing goalkeeper John Pulskamp, denying the Galaxy a game-winner.

Hernandez, who scored the 200th and 201st goals of his club career before the failed penalty, said in the post-game press conference:

I am sorry, of course I am sorry. I did a huge mistake and I’ll take the responsibility.

My instinct took over. In Mexico we say ‘me jugo una mala pasada’ [it played a trick on me].

By Amara

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