MLS Announces Discipline for Alan Gordon

MLS Announces Discipline for Alan Gordon

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 16, 2013
  • Alan Gordon

No shocker there.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber has suspended San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan GordonĀ for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for using unacceptable and offensive language towards an opponent in the 60th minute of the game against the Portland Timbers on April 14.

Commissioner Garber also mandated that Gordon attend diversity and sensitivity training. This is in addition to the training that all MLS clubs attend at the beginning of each season.

Gordon also received a red card for his second caution for separate fouls during the game and such an ejection carries an automatic one-game suspension and fine. Gordon will serve a total suspension of four games: April 21 against Portland, April 27 at Chivas USA, May 4 against Montreal Impact and May 8 against Toronto FC.

Good to see MLS keep this suspension/fine consistent with previous abusers.