April 17, 2013
San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon was suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Soccer (MLS) on Tuesday for a homophobic comment he directed at an opponent. Television cameras caught Gordon, who has since apologized for his comments, making an anti-gay slur to Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson during Sunday's game. MLS Commissioner Don Garber said Gordon used "unacceptable and offensive language" and that he should attend diversity and sensitivity training. "Major League Soccer stands against discrimination and prejudice of any kind and will not tolerate this type of behavior," Garber said in a statement.