Gordon was called in to replace injured Seattle Sounders forward and MLS Rookie of the Year finalist Jordan Morris, who suffered a hamstring strain in the first half of Seattle’s Western Conference Semifinal second leg at FC Dallas on Sunday.
Gordon, who will arrive in Columbus later on Tuesday, has two career appearances for the USMNT. His most notable cap came in October 2012, when he delivered the assist on Eddie Johnson’s 90th minute game-winner in the USA’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying win at Antigua & Barbuda.
The 35-year-old target striker made 22 appearances and seven starts in the regular season, scoring three goals and notching one assist. He started all three of LA’s Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs matches, recording one goal and two assists before the Galaxy were eliminated by Colorado on Sunday.