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Beaver Soccer Alum Alan Gordon Is On A Tear In MLS

Gordon has scored two game winning goals in the past two weeks.

MLS: Portland Timbers at Colorado Rapids Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The die hard Oregon State soccer fans may remember Alan Gordon from his time playing forward for the Beavs in 2002 and 2003. Gordon came to Corvallis after two years at a community college in Arizona. He earned All Pac-10 honors both of his years with OSU and tallied 26 goals in that time.

More recently, however, he’s been doing stuff like this with the Colorado Rapids.

That game winner came on June 4th. Then last night, he had another late goal to put his team ahead. This time, it came off a header in the box.

Gordon began the current season as a starter, but has transitioned into a substitution role lately. It’s clearly paying dividends as the Rapids are benefiting from his size and energy late in games.

Gordon’s made something of a habit of late, important goals throughout his professional career dating back to 2012 when he scored 13 goals in 23 appearances with the San Jose Quakes. San Jose went on to win the Supporters’ Shield that year. With Saturday’s winner, 14 of Gordon’s 54 MLS regular season goals have come after the 80th minute.

Praise for Gordon from Beaver Nation has been coming in droves on Twitter, including from OSU soccer coach Steve Simmons.

We at BTD are of course happy to see former Beavs excelling across professional sports and support any and all reasons to celebrate shirtless.