Los Angeles Galaxy fans had to say goodbye to another fan favorite as Alan Gordon signed with the Colorado Rapids as a free agent signing. Gordon’s contract had run out and the 35-year-old was not expected to return to the Galaxy.
Gordon, a forward will be expected to add depth and scoring punch for the Rapids. In his 13 MLS seasons Gordon has scored 52 goals and provided 28 assists. At 6-foot-3 Gordon has proven to be an aerial threat on set pieces.
A native of Long Beach, California Gordon started with the Galaxy back in 2005 helping them win an MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup that year, he was been with the team until 2010. Gordon then bounced around between Chivas USA, Toronto, and San Jose.
Gordon returned in 2014 again helping the Galaxy lift the MLS Cup, in his second stint Gordon was a fan favorite for his penchant of coming off the bench and scoring late goals to tie or win games, earning the nickname “King of Stoppage Time”.
In his two stints with the Galaxy Gordon scored 38 goals in all competitions, he is the latest of those 2014 MLS Cup champions that have left this off-season and his presence will surely be missed.
Gordon penned a heart felt goodbye in an Instagram post to the Galaxy fans:
“I cannot say goodbye to those whom I have grown to love, the memories we have made will last a lifetime, and will never know a goodbye” I want to thank Chris Klein, Bruce Arena and the entire Galaxy @lagalaxy family for giving me another opportunity to represent the club that I love. Thank you to all my galaxy teammates who I will truly miss. You’ve pushed me and inspired me to be a man I didn’t know Was possible for me. You have a brother for life. And now to @angelcitybrigade @lariotsquad and every galaxy fan. We have been through a lot. Thank you first for your forgiveness. Second, for your love and support. I will always cherish the memories we made on the field and the beers we drank everywhere else. Until we meet again. But With every ending is a new beginning. I’m excited and thankful for the opportunity the @coloradorapids have given me and hope to contribute to the successes of both the team and organization. Much love, Gordo
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