|#15 Scott Gordon|
2012: In a press release during December 2011, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers announced that the team exercised his option on Scott Gordon and he would be returning to the team ahead of the 2012 NASL season.
2011: FC Dallas drafted Gordon in the third round (53rd overall) of the of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. Despite a significant amount of involvement in FC Dallas’ preseason, he was not offered a contract by the club. Gordon returned Florida to sign his first professional contract with his hometown club, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, on April 1, 2011.
On April 29th, less than a month after signing with the Strikers, Gordon made his professional debut against the Puerto Rico Islanders. Coming off of the bench in the 66th minute, Gordon scored his first professional goal in the final minutes of the game, securing a 2-2 draw for the Strikers at the Estadio Juan Ramón Loubriel, in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
Gordon featured 23 times in all competitions with the Strikers during the 2011 NASL season, appearing at left back, right back, and at the center of defense. He scored a single goal and provided one assist.
Amateur: During his last year at college, Gordon played in the USL Premier Development League with the Baton Rouge Capitals. He made 14 appearances and scored one goal.
College: Gordon began his college career at Mercer University in 2006, but after one season transferred to Lynn University in Boca Raton. As the captain of the Fighting Knights, Gordon started 28 games, scored goals and tallied four assists. As a senior he was recognized as a two-time All-Sunshine State Conference honoree, and collected NSCAA All-South Region recognition honors.