Player Details


Alan Gordon


6' 1"


190 lbs

Date of Birth

10.16.1981 (40)


Long Beach, CA, CA USA


2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

How Acquired: Joined LA Galaxy Aug. 11 from San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for allocation money.

MLS Highlights

2015: Last season, Gordon made 29 appearances and seven starts during the 2015 MLS season, while scoring 10 goals. He notched three game-winning MLS goals, only trailing team MVP Robbie Keane, who recorded five. Gordon also played a crucial part in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League, scoring four goals in group play as LA advanced to the quarterfinals.

2014: After spending the first-half of the season with San Jose, Gordon was traded to the Galaxy in August, where he went on to make 14 appearances and five starts. He became the Galaxy’s late-game threat, scoring five goals and adding an assist, including one game winning goal and two game-tying goals in matches the Galaxy won. Played in each of the Galaxy’s five MLS Cup Playoff matches en route to the club winning their MLS-record fifth MLS Cup title.

2013: Had four goals and three assists in 24 regular season games ... Two of those goals contributed to one of the most dramatic results in MLS history as Gordon came off the bench in the 66th minute to score twice in a comeback win against the LA Galaxy at Stanford Stadium on June 29. Gordon and Shea Salinas scored in second-half stoppage time with San Jose playing a man down, the first time such a comeback has ever happened in MLS history ... Also had a goal and an assist in a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas at FC Dallas Stadium on Aug. 24 ... Moved up to No. 8 on the Earthquakes' all-time career goals list with 18 ... CCL: Played 90 minutes at Montreal on Aug. 7 … Came on as a second-half substitute in the 82nd minute vs. Montreal on Sept. 17 … Came on as a second-half substitute in the 60th minute vs. CD Heredia on Oct. 23.

2012: MLS: DNP vs. NE on 3/10, vs. HOU on 3/17 and at TFC on 3/24 (R hip surgery) … Rejoined training on 3/19 … Made 2012 debut and played in first MLS game since 8/6/11 at SEA on 3/31, coming on as a substitute for the final 23 minutes … Came on as a substitute for the final 38 minutes vs. VAN on 4/7, scoring the 72nd-minute game-winner off a glancing header to the far corner … Goal, which was nominated for AT&T Goal of the Week, was his second for the club, with the other one a game-tying header in the 67th minute of a 1-1 draw vs. POR on 8/6/11 … DNP at NY on 4/14 (L – hamstring strain) … Returned to action vs. RSL on 4/21, coming on as a substitute for the final 15 minutes … DNP at PHI on 4/28, vs. DC on 5/2 and at VAN on 5/5 (L – hamstring strain) … Came on for the final 33 minutes vs. CHV on 5/13, heading in the 88th-minute equalizer … Came on for the final 30 minutes vs. CLB on 5/19 and produced a right-footed side-volley for the 90th-minute equalizer … Came on as a halftime substitute at LA on 5/23, heading the game winning goal in the 94th minute … Started and played 61 minutes at SKC on 5/27 … Came on as a substitute and played final 25 minutes at COL on 6/20 … Played final 31 minutes at RSL on 6/23, scoring the opening goal in the 75th and assisting on Chris Wondolowski’s winner in the 84th … Came on as a substitute in the 68th minute vs. LA on 6/30 … Started and played 90 minutes at POR on 7/3 and scored a goal in the 74th minute … Started and played 83 minutes at FCD on 7/7 … Scored seventh goal of season and notched assist on 7/14 vs. RSL … Started and played 71 minutes and scored the game winning goal off a header in the 45th minute … Started and played 90 minutes at VAN on 7/22 and scored for a third consecutive game … Started and played 93 minutes before receiving his second yellow card in stoppage time … DNP vs. SEA on 8/11 due to red card suspension … DNP at MTL on 8/18 due to yellow card accumulation suspension … Started and played all 90 minutes vs. COL on 8/25, recording an assist in the 11th minute and two goals in the 43rd and 75th minute, respectively … Started and played 60 minutes vs. CHV on 9/2 … Started and played 62 minutes at CHV on 9/15, scoring a goal in the 49th minute … Came on as a substitute in the 63rd minute vs. POR on 9/19, recording a game-tying assist in the 73rd minute … Started and played 90 minutes on 9/22 at SEA, recording an assist in the eighth minute … Started and played 90 minutes vs. FCD on 9/29, scoring in the 24th minute and recording assists in the 82nd and 95th minutes, respectively …Started and played 67 minutes at COL on 10/6, recording an assist in the 11th minute …Reserves: Started and played 61 minutes vs. POR on 3/27, assisting on the game’s lone goal in the 53rd minute … MLS Cup Playoffs: Came on as a substitute for Steven Beitashour in the 73rd minute against LA in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals 11/7, scored a goal in the 82nd minute … Came on as a substitute in the 65th minute on 11/4 at LA in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals …Open Cup: Started and played 77 minutes vs. MIN on 6/6 … Started and played 90 minutes vs. SEA on 6/26 before being ejected in stoppage time.

2011: MLS (Toronto FC): Played 90 minutes vs. POR on 3/26 … Played 90 minutes and scored a goal vs. CHV on 4/2 … Played 90 minutes and scored a goal at SJ on 4/9 … Played 90 minutes at SEA on 4/30 … Started, played 45 minutes and notched an assist vs. CLB on 4/23 … Came in as a substitute in 43rd minute and scored two goals at LA on 6/11 … Played 90 minutes at NE on 6/15 and at HOU on 7/9 … Nutrilite Canadian Championship: Started and played 59 minutes at EDM on 4/27 … Started and played 65 minutes vs. EDM on 5/4 … 2011: MLS (San Jose Earthquakes):  Acquired via trade along with Jacob Peterson and Nana Attakora from Toronto FC in exchange for Ryan Johnson, allocation money and an international player slot. DNP at CLB on 7/16, vs. VAN on 7/20 or at RSL on 7/23 due to right quadriceps strain … Made debut for San Jose, started and played 73 minutes vs. DC on 7/30 … Came on as a substitute in 57th minute and scored first career goal for Earthquakes 10 minutes later to earn a 1-1 draw vs. POR on 8/6 … DNP vs. COL on 8/13, at LA on 8/20, at TFC on 8/26, vs. CHI on 9/10, at HOU on 9/17, at POR on 9/21, at COL on 9/24, vs. SKC on 10/1, at NE on 10/8, at SEA on 10/15 or vs. FCD on 10/22 due to surgery to repair torn rectus abdominis and torn left and right hip adductors.

2010: MLS: Played nine games, started eight with Toronto FC … Scored one goal and added three assists, and was named MLS Player of the Week on 9/13 … LA: Played 23 minutes at HOU on 4/10 … Played nine minutes vs. RSL on 4/17 … Played eight minutes at KC on 4/24 … Started and played 70 minutes vs. PHI on 5/1 … Started and played 71 minutes and scored a goal at COL on 5/5 … Played 18 minutes at RSL on 6/9 … Played 24 minutes at TOR on 6/26 … Played 23 minutes vs. SEA on 7/4 … Played 27 minutes at NE on 7/10 … Started and played 89 minutes at DC on 7/18 … Started and played 81 minutes vs. SJ on 7/22 … Played 19 minutes vs. CHI on 8/1 … CHV: Started and played 79 minutes vs. SEA on 8/14 … Played 90 minutes at DAL on 8/21 … Played 45 minutes vs. DC on 8/29 … Played 90 minutes at COL on 9/4 … Started and played 68 minutes vs. NE on 9/10 and got two assists … Started and played 90 minutes vs. KC on 9/19 and at PHI on 9/25 … Started and played 90 minutes vs. LA on 10/3 and scored a goal … Started and played 90 minutes vs. TFC on 10/9 and got an assist.

2009: MLS: In his sixth season with LA, scored three goals and added three assists in 22 games … Came off the bench in both of the club’s summer friendlies, against AC Milan and Barcelona, scoring the Galaxy’s first goal in the 2-2 draw with Milan, and was fouled late in the Western Conference Championship win over Houston, setting up Landon Donovan’s penalty kick to complete the 2-0 win.

2008: MLS: Set career highs in all offensive categories … Scored five goals and notched seven assists in 26 games … Scored two goals in the 5-2 win vs. CHV on 4/26 after coming on as a second-half substitute … Inducted to the NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame in November.

2007: MLS: Preseason foot surgery ruled him out until July … Started 11 of 14 games … Scored three goals … Scored three times in SuperLiga, tallying the first goal in the 2-1 win over Pachuca on 7/24 … Scored a pair of goals in the 6-5 win at FCD on 7/31.

2006: MLS: Galaxy’s joint top-scorer in the US Open Cup after tallying three goals in four games, including one in the Open Cup Final defeat in Chicago.

2005: MLS: Suffered from a groin injury for the first half of the season … Started three games with the first team and five with the Galaxy Reserves … Scored one goal and notched one assist in Reserve Division action.

2004: MLS: Made MLS debut in a 0-0 tie at SJ on 9/25 … Started final two games of the year.

Other Professional Experience: 2004: Named A-League Rookie of the Year after scoring 17 goals in 27 games for the Portland Timbers and leading them to the best regular-season record in the league.

College Highlights

Played two years at Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz., scoring 39 goals for the Roughriders before finishing his college career at Oregon State … OSU 2002-03: Tallied 26 goals and seven assists in 40 games, finishing as the team’s leading scorer and earning All-Pac-10 First Team honors both years … His 15 goals in 2002 were the second most in school history, while his 11 in 2003 are the fourth most.


Earned one cap for the USMNT, appearance in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Antigua and Barbuda, where he provided a late game-winning assist to Eddie Johnson in the 90th minute.


MLS Cup Champion in 2005, US Open Cup Champion in 2005, A-League Rookie of the Year in 2004.