Welcome "Flash" Gordon
On Thursday evening Chivas USA acquired the Los Angeles Galaxy's longest tenured player, Alan Gordon.
The 28-year old striker was taken by Los Angeles 53rd overall in the 2004 MLS Entry Draft, playing parts of three seasons for the parent club and two seasons on loan to the USL Portland Timbers.
Gordon will join the Goats immediately in Toronto, where they play the Reds on Saturday. If he plays in the match, it will be the forward's 100th career regular season MLS game, a mark he probably figured would come with the only Major League team he had known until the trade.
Best known to Chivas fans for scoring two goals against the Goats in 2008, Gordon, a Long Beach native, will be making the shortest commute possible in MLS, one that only six other players have done. In fact, his home stadium will not change, just the locker room.
Gordon's reaction to the transaction will be up shortly on cdchivasusa.com.