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Highlights of Mexico-Nigeria; United States needs its own Chicharito

Javier Hernandez of Mexico gestures, dur

Javier Hernandez of Mexico gestures, during a friendly soccer match against Serbia, in Queretaro, Mexico on November 11, 2011. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

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How much could the United States national team use a man like Chicharito right now?

Actually, the United States could use a lot of things the Mexican attack has right now, like more individual creativity and more ability to take on defenders one-on-one.

Jozy Altidore plays the “Chicharito” role for Jurgen Klinsmann’s team at the moment. And young Altidore has certainly proven he can score in the Dutch league.

But when Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scores at club level, he’s doing so for mighty Manchester United – and that is an entirely different level.

The man is blessed with preternatural instincts near goal; he knows just when to arrive, and just where to be as crosses find their way into the penalty area.

Just watch his two goals from Friday against Mexico, as El Tri warmed up for three important World Cup qualifiers with a 2-2 draw down in Houston against Nigeria. The Manchester United striker had a goal in each half.