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'Chicharito' sets pace in Mexico rout
February 25th, 2010 2:01AM

TAGS:  mexico, world cup


[WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, the new star of Mexican soccer, lived up to his billing, scoring twice in the Tri's 5-0 win over Bolivia Wednesday at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, the first of a marathon series of World Cup warmups.

"Chicharito" ("Little Pea") has eight goals already for Guadalajara, which has set a Mexican league record for the most consecutive victories to start the season with seven wins in a row.

Braulio Luna scored and set up three other goals, and Pablo Barrera and Paul Aguilar also scored for Mexico, which led, 4-0, after 20 minutes.

Next up for Mexico: New Zealand on March 3 at the Rose Bowl.

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