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Does Gordon move point to Ronaldinho arrival?
by Ridge Mahoney, August 6th, 2010 2:13AM
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[MLS] In the aftermath of Clint Mathis announcing his retirement, the Los Angeles Galaxy has traded forward Alan Gordon down the hall at Home Depot Center to Chivas USA.

Gordon, 28, has scored 16 goals and registered 12 assists in 99 games for the Galaxy after being selected 53rd in the 2004 SuperDraft. He produced five goals and seven assists in 2008, his best season to date. In return the Galaxy received an undisclosed amount of allocation money.

The move prompted reports that the Galaxy has cleared room on its roster for Brazilian attacker Ronaldinho, whose representatives have been contacted in regards to an MLS move from AC Milan.

"Alan is a big [6-foot-3, 190 pounds] and strong striker who can put the ball in the net," Chivas USA coach Martin Vasquez said in a statement announcing the deal. "As we continue to reshape our roster as we push for a spot in the playoffs, this move gives us depth up front. We’re excited for Alan to join the squad."

Justin Braunleads Chivas USA with seven goals. Gordon will join the team in Toronto, where it plays Saturday, and could get time against former Chivas USA head coach, Preki.



4 comments
  1. Melissa Marshall
    commented on: August 6, 2010 at 8:54 a.m.
    finally the galaxy has wised up and shipped gordon packing. for the life of me i could figure out why they kept him so long.
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: August 6, 2010 at 10:38 a.m.
    Is this delusional about Alan Gordon!!! "Alan is a big [6-foot-3, 190 pounds] and strong striker who can put the ball in the net," Chivas USA coach Martin Vasquez said...big, yes; strong, yes; that's about it from my perspective. can he make the right decisions? Can he read the game? Can he score? Can he make something happen? Spare time frontrunner, at best, in case of injury to other forwards.
  1. David Huff
    commented on: August 6, 2010 at 12:46 p.m.
    This is a disastrous move for Chivas LA, taking on the slow "Snow Shoes" really makes me wonder about the sensibilities of the Vasquez regime. This is not a smart move for a team already in last place, you are supposed to get quality players to make the team better not something worse. Methinks that Mssrs. Vergara and Cue should rue the day that they decided to get rid of Preki who had a proven track record of sucess by getting the team into the playoffs every year he was coach (unlike Banal BB or what appears increasingly likely with Vasquez), despite not having the talent that some other teams had.
  1. Mark Johnston
    commented on: August 6, 2010 at 4:38 p.m.
    Thank goodness..."Flash Gordon" is gone. Yes he scored a few goals, but really spent more time getting in the way of creative and faster players/plays. Now Clint is going. Never got it together here. Hope he plays a little on Saturday and we can say good bye. Yes, a little roster space is now interesting... Is AEG now jealous of RB NewYork recent moves ?

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