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LA Galaxy acquire striker Alan Gordon from San Jose Earthquakes

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The LA Galaxy announced Monday that they have acquired striker Alan Gordon in a trade with the San Jose Earthquakes for allocation money.

“Alan is a proven MLS player who adds another scoring threat to our roster going forward,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena. “We are pleased to welcome him back as a member of the Galaxy.”

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Gordon, 32, has scored 39 goals and recorded 26 assists over 11 years in MLS since being drafted fourth by the Galaxy in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. He played for the Galaxy from 2005 to 2010.

The Long Beach, Calif., native made his US men's national team debut on Oct. 12, 2012, in a World Cup qualifying match against Antigua & Barbuda. Gordon was also named to the 2013 US Gold Cup roster but did not play.

Since netting 13 goals and adding seven assists with San Jose in 2012, Gordon's production has dipped. He scored four goals in 2013 and has yet to score this season.

The Galaxy currently sit in fourth place in the Western Conference, with 34 points.

- Chris Johnson

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