Reds Acquire Gordon
Toronto FC announced Friday that the club has acquired forward Alan Gordon from Chivas USA in exchange for midfielder Nick LaBrocca. Gordon, 29, will join the team in Toronto next week.
“Alan is a good, strong striker and can be a leader on the pitch. He is a player that wants to win,” said Toronto FC Head Coach and Technical Director Aron Winter. “I would like to thank Nick LaBrocca for his contribution here and wish him well at his new club.”
Gordon was drafted 53rd overall in 2004 by the LA Galaxy and stayed with Los Angeles until August 2010 when he was traded to Chivas USA. He made 99 career MLS appearances with the Galaxy, scoring 16 goals and adding 12 assists. Gordon was part of the Galaxy squad that won the MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup in 2005. He was named A-League Rookie of the Year in 2004 after scoring 17 goals in 27 games during a loan spell with Portland Timbers.
LaBrocca, 26 joined Toronto from Colorado in March 2010 in a deal that saw defender Marvel Wynne head to the Rapids. He started 24 of the 28 MLS matches he played for Toronto logging 2,177 minutes. LaBrocca finished the season with a career high six MLS assists and scored one goal.
Toronto FC’s preseason comes to a close on Saturday when they play DC United in the final match of the Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston. The game kicks off at 5:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live online on the club’s official website, TorontoFC.ca.
Birthdate: October 16, 1981
Hometown: Long Beach
Last Club: Chivas USA
How Acquired: Signed from Chivas USA on March 11, 2011 in exchange for Nick LaBrocca