New York, NY (Sports Network) - MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced Tuesday
that San Jose Earthquakes striker Alan Gordon has been suspended for three
games and fined an undisclosed amount for using unacceptable and offensive
language towards an opponent in the 60th minute of the game against the
Portland Timbers on April 14.
Garber also mandated that Gordon attend supplemental diversity and sensitivity
training to the training that all MLS clubs attend at the beginning of each
"Major League Soccer stands against discrimination and prejudice of any kind
and will not tolerate this type of behavior," MLS Commissioner Don Garber
said. "All of our players, staff and fans must remain committed to respect and
dignity at all times."
Gordon also will serve a one-game suspension as a result of his red card for
his second caution for separate fouls during the game.
The Sports Network