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San Jose striker Alan Gordon: “We have been fortunate ... but we’re earning that”

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There were so many talking points careening around Buck Shaw Stadium in San Jose last night.

Scratch that, there was a whirlwind of talking points throughout MLS on an unusually packed mid-week night.

As for San Jose specifically, where the current league leaders call home, amid the botched penalty kicks, Brek Shea’s continued unraveling, a heart-stopping conclusion, the usual cliche pushing and shoving at some point in the second half, San Jose’s continued King-of-the-Hill status, etc., there was also this …

Alan Gordon is having a whopper season. Eight goals is easily a career high; his best previous season was five in 2008. Furthermore, his goals have been important ones, most being game-winners or dramatic equalizers.

Here’s what Gordon had to say last night to NBC Sports Network’s Russ Thaler and Kyle Martino about Wednesday’s win over Dallas and about the Earthquakes’ unfolding campaign to remember: