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San Jose player suspended for gay slur against Timbers captain

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An opposing player who used a gay slur aimed at the captain of the Portland Timbers has been suspended and must attend diversity training.

Major League Soccer announced a three-game suspension for San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon on Tuesday.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber also said Gordon would be fined an undisclosed amount of money.

The altercation occurred in the 60th minute of Sunday's game at JELD-WEN Field with Timbers forward Will Johnson. The Timbers won 1-0 on Johnson's free kick in the 78th minute.

Gordon also received a red card for his second caution for separate fouls during the game, which carries an automatic one-game suspension and fine, according to Major League Soccer.

So, Gordon will be suspended a total of four games as a result of his actions Sunday.

As part of his punishment, he also must attend diversity and sensitivity training. Those classes will be in addition to the training all MLS clubs attend at the start of each season.

After Sunday's game, Gordon apologized for his words, saying, "that language has no place in our game."

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