Chivas USA's Gordon named MLS Player of the Week
Chivas USA forward Alan Gordon was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 24 of the 2010 MLS season. Gordon assisted on both goals in Chivas USA's 2-0 win over the New England Revolution on Friday, September 10 at The Home Depot Center.
Gordon, acquired in a trade with the LA Galaxy on August 5, created Chivas USA's first goal on Friday with a beautiful through ball in the 6th minute which found Justin Braun behind the Revolution defense. Later in the first half, Gordon took a hard pass from Michael Lahoud and put it at the feet of Paulo Nagamura, who struck from 20 yards. In just 68 minutes of work at forward alongside Braun, Gordon led the team in shots and helped the Red-and-White earn a critical win as the team fights to keep its playoff hopes alive.
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. More information and membership information can be found at http://www.soccerreporters.com/.
2010 MLS Player of the Week Winners
Week 1: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake) Week 2: Kenny Mansally (New England Revolution) Week 3: Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union) Week 4: Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy) Week 5: Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC) Week 6: Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy) Week 7: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) Week 8: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake) Week 9: Emilio Renteria (Columbus Crew) Week 10: Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC) Week 11: Brek Shea (FC Dallas) Week 12: Chris Pontius (D.C. United) Week 13: Juan Pablo Ángel (New York Red Bulls) Week 14: Álvaro Saborío (Real Salt Lake) Week 15: Justin Braun (Chivas USA) Week 16: Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union) Week 17: Steve Zakuani (Seattle Sounders FC) Week 18: Juan Pablo Ángel (New York Red Bulls) Week 19: Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas) Week 20: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake) Week 21: Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo) Week 22: Fredy Montero (Seattle Sounders FC) Week 23: Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids) Week 24: Alan Gordon (Chivas USA)