Alan Gordon's penchant for late-game heroics have saved the San Jose Earthquakes a number of times this season, and they have now also helped earn the forward a call-up to the U.S. men's national team.
U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann added Gordon to the roster that will take on Mexico in a rare friendly at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday, U.S. Soccer announced late on Sunday. The addition of Gordon brings the roster count to 23 players, and gives Klinsmann another option up top to join the likes of Landon Donovan, Herculez Gomez and Terrence Boyd.
Gordon has had a knack for scoring late in games this season, and that has been a big part of the Earthquakes' success this year. The 30-year-old forward has nine goals on the current campaign, and four have come in San Jose's last six games.
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