Alan Gordon Picked By Los Angeles Galaxy In MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 16, 2004

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - -

Alan Gordon became the first Oregon State player ever to be selected in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft when he was picked 53rd overall by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the sixth and final round of the SuperDraft on Friday.

Also, Friday, Freddy Adu, at age 14, became the youngest athlete in modern professional team sports when he was selected first overall by D.C. United.

The draft consisted of six rounds of 10 picks each.

Gordon, a forward, capped his OSU career with 25 points (11 goals, 3 assists) as a senior while helping lead the Beavers to a 13-7-0 mark and a school-best seven Pacific-10 Conference wins. He finished third on OSU's all-time points and goals lists with 59 and 26, respectively, in two years after transferring from Yavapai Junior College for the 2002 season.

Gordon was a third-team All-American (College Soccer News) and a two-time first-team All-Pac-10 choice.

Gordon was also the first Beaver to attend the MLS Player Combine, where he trained and competed for coaches and general managers from all 10 MLS teams Jan. 11-13 in Carson, Calif.

Los Angeles finished fourth in the five-team Western Conference with a 9-12-9 record last season.

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