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Earthquakes' Alan Gordon suspended 3 games for anti-gay slur

San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for what Major League Soccer called "unacceptable and offensive language" toward an opponent after using an anti-gay slur.

MLS also fines forward undisclosed amount

Alan Gordan of the San Jose Earthquakes has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for using an anti-gay slur. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for what Major League Soccer called "unacceptable and offensive language" toward an opponent after using an anti-gay slur.

In announcing the penalty Tuesday, MLS Commissioner Don Garber also ordered Gordon to attend diversity and sensitivity training on top of what all teams undergo to start the season.

Gordon was ejected in the second half Sunday after receiving a pair of yellow cards for fouls. But minutes before his ejection, he was seen on the television broadcast using a slur toward Portland's Canadian midfielder Will Johnson.

Gordon apologized after the match and said his comments don't reflect his views. He already faced an automatic one-game suspension and fine for a red card in the match.