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Gordon hoping for elusive 1st cap with US

Updated: October 10, 2012, 7:50 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Alan Gordon celebrates his 31st birthday Tuesday. Maybe U.S. Soccer will give him a cap.

Gordon is the fifth-oldest player currently in camp with the U.S. national team, which is prepping for two matches that will essentially decide if the Americans will continue having a chance to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. Of the 24 players originally picked by U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann for these games, Gordon is younger than only defenders Steve Cherundolo and Carlos Bocanegra, along ...

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