Gordon earns MLS Player of the Week honor

Chivas USA forward earns first career award for assists vs. Revs

MLSsoccer.com
September 13, 2010
Alan Gordon is finally settling into Chivas USA's system and helped his team beat New England 2-0.
Alan Gordon earned his first-ever MLS Player of the Week award on Monday (Getty Images)

NEW YORK -- When the LA Galaxy traded forward Alan Gordon to Chivas USA on Aug. 5 in exchange for allocation money, they were probably not thinking they were sending a future MLS Player of the Week to their intra-city derby rivals.

Gordon proved them wrong by earning his first career MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 24 as voted on by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR). The Long Beach, Calif., native assisted on both Chivas USA goals as they defeated the New England Revolution on Friday night at the Home Depot Center.

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“Braunaldinho” was the beneficiary of Gordon’s vision after just six minutes, when the 28-year-old Gordon slid a through-ball into the right side of the box that Braun chipped over the onrushing goalkeeper.

A half-hour later Gordon received a pass between two defenders and laid the ball perfectly for Paolo Nagamura to strike home the second for Chivas USA.

Gordon nearly missed scoring his first goal in a Chivas USA uniform on a patented header in the 26th minute, firing wide left of the goal on a cross from the left side.

2010 MLS Player of the Week Winners

Week 1: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)

Week 2: Kenny Mansally (New England Revolution)

Week 3: Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union)

Week 4: Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy)

Week 5: Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC)

Week 6: Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy)

Week 7: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)

Week 8: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)

Week 9: Emilio Renteria (Columbus Crew)

Week 10: Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC)

Week 11: Brek Shea (FC Dallas)

Week 12: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)

Week 13: Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls)

Week 14: Álvaro Saborío (Real Salt Lake)

Week 15: Justin Braun (Chivas USA)

Week 16: Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union)

Week 17: Steve Zakuani (Seattle Sounders)

Week 18: Juan Pablo Ángel (New York Red Bulls)

Week 19: Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas)

Week 20: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)

Week 21: Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo)

Week 22: Fredy Montero (Seattle Sounders)

Week 23: Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids)

Week 24: Alan Gordon (Chivas USA)