Alan Gordon, the 35-year-old MLS veteran, has officially joined the Colorado Rapids.
"I cannot say goodbye to those whom I have grown to love, the memories we have made will last a lifetime, and will never know a goodbye" I want to thank Chris Klein, Bruce Arena and the entire Galaxy @lagalaxy family for giving me another opportunity to represent the club that I love. Thank you to all my galaxy teammates who I will truly miss. You've pushed me and inspired me to be a man I didn't know Was possible for me. You have a brother for life. And now to @angelcitybrigade @lariotsquad and every galaxy fan. We have been through a lot. Thank you first for your forgiveness. Second, for your love and support. I will always cherish the memories we made on the field and the beers we drank everywhere else. Until we meet again. But With every ending is a new beginning. I'm excited and thankful for the opportunity the @coloradorapids have given me and hope to contribute to the successes of both the team and organization. Much love, Gordo
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).