USA's Landon Donovan has labeled Mexico star Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez as the 'hottest striker in the world'.

The LA Galaxy midfielder and Manchester United striker will face-off in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final in Pasadena on Saturday after both helped their respective nations past the semi-finals on Wednesday.

And Donovan feels that Chicharito is the man to negate if the US want to claim their third title out of the past four tournaments.

"They've got perhaps the hottest striker in the world on their team right now," said Donovan.

"He really is a special player.

"He's not a guy that's going to wow you with any moves or tricks but every time that he gets a chance he makes the most of it.

"He is a player who is capable of changing the game in an instant."

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