Skip navigation
Favorites
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up
View All Scores

San Jose’s Alan Gordon added to U.S. roster

San Jose Earthquakes v Real Salt Lake

SANDY, UT - JUNE 23: Nat Borchers #6 of Real Salt Lake heads the ball around Alan Gordon #16 of the San Jose Earthquakes during the second half of an MLS soccer game June 23, 2012 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. San Jose Earthquakes beat Real Salt Lake 2-1. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Getty Images

If you saw this one coming, you sir or madam, are smarter than the rest of us.

Or you’ve hacked Jurgen Klinsmann’s computer, and you should really stop that.

When Eddie Johnson is scoring his way back into the national team scene (or so we thought), and not long after Klinsmann explained how Chris Pontius was oh-so-close to getting the ball – San Jose’s Alan Gordon was added to the roster.

Yes, Alan Gordon, who was added late Sunday night.

So while the year of big accomplishment around Buck Shaw Stadium gets better almost by the hour, everyone else scratches their head a little.

Gordon isn’t even a starter for the Earthquakes, although he does play a valuable role and has a great scoring rate in 2012 (9 goals in 16 appearances).

For the set of supporters already in a hizzy-tizzy because Pontius was not included, this will not sit well. At all.

Pontius has returned from injury this year to become a key element in a bright D.C. United attack. He has a career-high 10 goals with about a third of the season remaining.

Said Klinsmann: “He’s right there. I’m very happy what happened with him the last couple of months in D.C.”