Chivas USA reacquires Gordon, trades for former Galaxy midfielder Moreno

i-150141ce4f3ab5af0200277484cdc7cd-morenocrew.jpgFormer Galaxy man Alejandro Moreno, seen here playing for the Columbus Crew, will return to Southern California – with Chivas USA (AP Photo).

Chivas USA Vice President of Soccer Operations Stephen Hamilton either knows something the vast majority of Galaxy fans and press box scribes don’t when it comes to Alan Gordon or he’s a complete idiot who has no business evaluating talent for an MLS club.

Given his less than brilliant track record so far in the job I suspect it’s the latter rather the former, but then I’m one of the aforementioned scribes in the press box where Gordon is usually the butt of jokes for his speed (ahem) and shooting accuracy (ahem, ahem). And I’ve never quite understood clubs who leave a player unprotected in the Expansion Draft then rapidly trade to get him back as Chivas USA did today.

Gordon, who had one goal and three assists in nine games for Chivas USA after the Galaxy dumped him traded him away in August, was selected by Vancouver in today’s draft. He has 17 goals and 15 assists in 108 MLS games.

Veteran Aly Moreno, however, is a tireless worker in midfield (or up front for that matter) and was a favorite of former Coach Sigi Schmid when he played his heart out for the Galaxy between 2002 and 2004.

Vancouver picked him up today from the Philadelphia Union, which in turn picked him up in last year’s Expansion Draft from the Columbus Crew, one of his five previous MLS clubs. He has 45 goals and 35 assists in 222 regular season games.

A very “Preki-like” signing one might say.

“We had the opportunity to add a pair of experienced and proven forwards, who will provide us with strength and depth up front,” Hamilton said.

In exchange for the players, Chivas USA sent allocation money and an international player spot for 2011 to the Whitecaps

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  • marjo

    I just don’t understand. Happy that Gordon gets to stay in LA, if that is what he wanted. Glad the goats are making the stupid moves and not the Galaxy. Moreno on the other hand was a great pick. Never understood why the Galaxy traded him away.