Gordon suspended three matches for gay slur

Gordon suspended three matches for gay slur

MLS- San Jose Earthquakes

Gordon suspended three matches for gay slur

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By DAN KARELL

Major League Soccer’s Disciplinary Committee usually handles cases of infractions during games. In this instance, MLS Commissioner Don Garber decided to make the decision himself.

Garber and MLS announced that San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon has been fined an undisclosed amount and suspended for four games total, three of which are for “using unacceptable and offensive language towards an opponent in the 60th minute of the game against the Portland Timbers on April 14.”

Also, Gordon must attend diversity and sensitivity training, which is in addition to the mandatory training that all MLS clubs take part in before the start of the season.

Gordon’s suspension means that he will miss San Jose’s games against Portland (April 27), at Chivas USA (April 27), against Montreal (May 4), and against Toronto FC (May 8).

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