"Alan's comments do not reflect the views or beliefs of our organization. We have always promoted an atmosphere of acceptance and equality in our stadium and amongst our diverse and passionate fans. I am appalled by the use of the hurtful language on the pitch last night. … For our fans, I know the organization has let you down. I will do my best to take the necessary actions to make sure we once again can be viewed as a beacon of diversity, community, and equality."
-- A statement released by San Jose Earthquakes President Dave Kaval in regards to San Jose forward Alan Gordon directing a homophobic slur at Portland's Will Johnson. (SJEarthquakes.com)