Chivas' Gordon fined, suspended for Cann incident
NEW YORK – Chivas USA striker Alan Gordon has been fined $1,000 and suspended for two games by the MLS Disciplinary Committee following an incident in the Goats' 3-0 victory over Toronto FC at the Home Depot Center last weekend.
The action taken against Gordon was the result of what looked to be a push to TFC defender Adrian Cann's face. Gordon was running onto the end of a through-ball from midfielder Paulo Nagamura when his arm came up against Cann, who was battling for control of the ball.
Gordon was issued a yellow card at the time, but upon reviewing the incident, the committee unanimously decided that the action constituted violent conduct towards Cann, a red-card offense.
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Gordon will serve his two-game suspension against the Seattle Sounders on Friday and against the San Jose Earthquakes on Oct. 20. Both games are on the road, but Gordon will be available to close out the regular season at home against the Chicago Fire.
The Los Angeles-area native has two goals and three assists this season for the Red-and-White in 21 games played. This is his first red card of the season.