[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.