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Alan Gordon (soccer)

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Full name
Alan Eugene Gordon II

Alan Gordon

110,000 USD (2012)

Yavapai Roughriders

86 kg


1.91 m

Playing position

Soccer Player

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Date of birth
(1981-10-16) October 16, 1981 (age 34)

Place of birth
Long Beach, California, United States

Current teams
United States men's national soccer team (Forward), LA Galaxy (#9 / Forward)

Yavapai College, Oregon State University

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Alan Gordon (born October 16, 1981) is an American professional soccer player who plays for Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer.


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Gordon moved to Gilbert, Arizona in his mid-teens, and played two years of college soccer for Yavapai College, where he scored 39 goals in his two seasons, before attending Oregon State University, where he won All-Pac-10 honors twice and scored 11 goals as a junior and 15 as a senior.


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Upon graduating, Gordon was drafted 53rd overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft by Los Angeles Galaxy. However, Gordon did not make the team and signed with the Portland Timbers of the A-League. With the Timbers, Gordon was an instant success, playing 27 games and scoring 17 goals, tying Dante Washington for the league lead, and helped the Timbers finish the regular season with the league's best record. In recognition of his achievement Gordon was named the league's Rookie of the Year and was a finalist for the MVP Award. After the end of the A-League season, Gordon was loaned back to the Galaxy. During the 2006 season, Gordon saw increased playing time for the Galaxy, scoring four goals.

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During a 2007 friendly with Chelsea, Gordon was pulled for David Beckham's first appearance with the Galaxy in the 78th minute. On April 26, 2008, Gordon scored two goals off the bench in the Galaxy's 5–2 victory over rivals Chivas USA. He finished 2008 with a career year. He scored five goals and seven assists, even though he was not a full-time starter.


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In August 2010, he was traded to neighboring Chivas USA for allocation money just one match short of his 100 league appearances with the Galaxy, during which time he notched 16 goals. Following the 2010 season, he was selected by Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft, but was immediately traded back to Chivas USA, along with Alejandro Moreno, for allocation money and an international roster spot.

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He was traded to Toronto FC ahead of the 2011 season in exchange for Nick LaBrocca. Gordon made his debut for Toronto on March 26 in a 2–0 home victory against Portland Timbers with both goals coming from Javier Martina. On April 2 Gordon scored his first goal for Toronto in a 1–1 tie against his former team Chivas. Gordon had a memorable return to The Home Depot Center on June 11 when he scored two goals against The Galaxy in a 2–2 thriller which saw two goals scored in injury time of the second half.

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Following Toronto's designated player signing of Danny Koevermans, Gordon became a dispensable asset and was traded along with Jacob Peterson and Nana Attakora to the San Jose Earthquakes for Ryan Johnson, allocation money, and an international roster spot in July 2011. Gordon signed a new contract with San Jose in January 2012. Alan Gordon has had a career best of 13 goals in 23 appearances with the Earthquakes.

In April 2013, during a match with the Portland Timbers, Gordon was caught on camera using the word "faggot" in reference to Portland midfielder Will Johnson. Gordon was suspended for three matches following the incident, in addition to the one-match ban he received for drawing a red card in the 78th minute of the same match.

Gordon returned once again to Los Angeles when San Jose traded him to the Galaxy in August 2014 in exchange for allocation money. Gordon ended the season scoring five goals, four of them from off the bench.

Prior to the 2017 MLS season, Gordon announced that he would join the Colorado Rapids on a free agent deal.


Gordon earned his first call-up to the United States men's national soccer team in August 2012 in advance of a friendly match against Mexico. Gordon was again called up in October 2012 to prepare for the final two matches in the semifinal round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He made his first international appearance on October 12, 2012, as a substitute against Antigua and Barbuda, where he provided a critical assist to Eddie Johnson, who scored a 90th minute game-winning goal.

He was called into the squad for the 2013 Gold Cup, after the USA advanced to the knockout stages. He did not play, however, as the USA won the tournament.

He was also called into the squad for the 2015 Gold Cup, after the USA advanced to the knockout rounds, replacing Jozy Altidore, who is still trying to recover from an injury. He came on as a late substitute for Aron Johannsson in the US's 2–1 loss the Jamaica in the semi finals but failed to make an impact.

Career statistics

As of July 23, 2016
  • CCL play for 2013 San Jose has matches played in 2014 but was still the 2013 edition of the tourney
  • Team

    Portland Timbers
  • A-League The Commissioner's Cup (1): 2004
  • Los Angeles Galaxy
  • MLS Cup (2): 2005, 2014
  • US Open Cup (1): 2005
  • Toronto FC
  • Canadian Championship (1): 2011
  • San Jose Earthquakes
  • Supporters' Shield (1): 2012
  • Individual

  • Major League Soccer Player of the Week (1): 2013
  • A-League Rookie of the Year: 2004
  • A-League Top Scorer (1): 2004
  • References

    Alan Gordon (soccer) Wikipedia

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