Manchester United’s ‘Chicharito’ a rising star of global soccer - The Washington Post: "NEW YORK — Young fans gathered Monday outside a renovated industrial building in SoHo to steal a glimpse of soccer royalty.
The primary object of their affection was not Alex Ferguson, the knighted Scot entering his 25th season as head coach of Manchester United, the fabled English soccer team that will take on the MLS all-stars on Wednesday night. Nor was it Wayne Rooney, the rambunctious and riveting striker who has been bedeviling European defenders and goalkeepers for years.
No, most came to see Javier Hernandez, a 23-year-old forward who, until signing with Manchester United 15 months ago, was scarcely known outside his native Mexico.
“Chicharito!” an admirer called out. It means “Little Pea” and is stamped on the back of his jersey, not unlike a Brazilian star."