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‘Quakes Gordon Earns MLS Player Of The Week Honor

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Alan Gordan #24 of the San Jose Earthquakes takes a shot against the Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN Field on April 14, 2013 in Portland, Oregon. ( Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Alan Gordan #24 of the San Jose Earthquakes. ( Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for week 18 of the 2013 MLS season.

The striker had two goals off the bench on Saturday, rallying the Earthquakes to a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Galaxy in front of a sold-out crowd of 50,028 at Stanford Stadium.

Gordon entered the game for Steven Lenhart in the 66th minute. He scored his first of two goals just two minutes later, heading home a Shea Salinas cross at the near post to cut the Galaxy’s lead to one.

After Salinas equalized in the 92nd minute, Gordon capped the memorable comeback in the 93rd with a leaping header thanks to a pinpoint pass from Sam Cronin. The goals were Gordon’s first of 2013.

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