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Official: Alan Gordon joins Colorado Rapids

Free agent Alan Gordon joins Western Conference foes.

2014 MLS Cup - New England Revolution v Los Angeles Galaxy Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

Alan Gordon, the 35-year-old MLS veteran, has officially joined the Colorado Rapids.

The Long Beach, California native was out of a contract following the end of the 2016 season, and it was expected that he would not return to the LA Galaxy.

Gordon first joined the Galaxy in 2004 when he was sent here on loan from the Portland Timbers, who were in the USL A-League at the time. While he only appeared in three matches that season, the 6 foot 3 inch bruising forward spent the six seasons in Southern California, racking up 16 league goals in 96 appearances in the white shirt.

He returned for a second stint two years ago after the San Jose Earthquakes traded him to LA for targeted allocation money. Gordon went on to score 13 more goals in 63 MLS matches played.

The now Rapids’ man lifted two MLS Cups with the club (2004, 2015) and U.S. Open Cup (2005).