Osvaldo Alonso

Osvaldo Alonso
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Midfielder
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • 5' 11"
  • 165 lbs.
  • 11-11-1985
  • San Cristobal, Cuba
  • Voted Team MVP four straight seasons (2010-2013)
  • Seattle's all-time leader in games (139), starts (135), and minutes (11,389)
  • Coach Sigi Schmid: “Osvaldo is a hard-working central midfielder, very good defensively, someone who has contributed offensively as well as with his passing.”

MLS Experience

2013: Voted team MVP by his teammates for the fourth straight season after starting all 26 appearances and logging 2,179 minutes. Scored lone goal of season in 2-1 loss vs. POR (11/2) in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals. Recorded only assist of season in 4-2 win vs. DAL (5/18). Named inactive MLS All Star, marking his third consecutive All-Star season. Became the first player in club history to start 110 matches vs. POR (3/16) and play 10,000 minutes vs. NE (4/13). Set club record with 120th appearance in 4-0 win vs. SJ (5/11). Currently the Sounders FC club record-holder for career games (139), starts (135), and minutes (11,839), while ranking second in shots (180). Started all 33 appearances and finished fifth on team with 2,803 minutes across all competitions. First in club history with 13 appearances and 1,194 minutes in MLS Cup Playoffs. Missed four games from 6/8-7/6 with a quad strain.

2012: Named to MLS Best XI for first time in four-year career after a stellar season in midfield, leading the team with 30 starts. Compiled a team-high 2,688 minutes in regular season play, the second-highest total by field player in franchise history behind his 2011 total. Named MLS All-Star for the second straight season and voted team MVP for the third straight year. His lone goal of the season came on a 65th minute game- winner at COL (7/28) when he volleyed a 12-yard shot into the back of the net. Named 2012 U.S. Open Cup Player of the Tournament after scoring four goals and two assists in four games, including the winner vs. ATL (5/30) and a 30-yard volley vs. CAL FC (6/5). Totaled five goals and five assists while leading the team with 42 starts and 3,749 minutes across all competitions.

2011: Workhorse of team, led field players with 33 appearances and 2891 minutes (ranked 12th among field players in MLS). Played full 90 minutes in each of his 32 MLS starts. Scored career-high three goals and matched his high with three assists. Scored game-winner at POR (7/10) by converting his first career penalty. Second on team with 54 shots. Selected as MLS All-Star for first time. Scored both goals in 2-2 draw at Comunicaciones (9/27) in CCL Group Stage match. Named U.S. Open Cup Player of the Round for his performance in the final (added late goal in 2-0 win over Chicago). Made 43 appearances and 40 starts across all competitions.

2010: Returned from injury to help Seattle post the league's best record in the second half of the season. Started 23 of 25 appearances in regular season and playoffs, matching his 2009 totals with one goal and three assists. Scored the game-winner vs. CHV (10/15). Missed eight games due to a quadriceps strain (5/8) and returned vs. DAL (7/11). Seattle was 11-3-5 in regular season matches when he played at least 45 minutes. Also appeared in two U.S. Open Cup and five CONCACAF Champions League matches

2009: Tenacious ballwinner, starting 28 of 29 appearances in regular season and playoffs. Played the full 90 minutes in 26 games, and all 210 minutes in both playoff games vs. HOU (10/29, 11/8). After missing three matches with quadriceps strain, returned to score on long-range blast vs. DC (6/17). Finished with one goal and three assists. All three assists came during first two matches. Appeared in two U.S. Open Cup games, including 90 minutes in the final.

Other Professional Experience

2008: Earned 2008 first team All-USL First Division honors and voted league's Rookie of the Year. Scored four goals and added two assists to lead Charleston to the first round of the USL-1 playoffs. Started 31 games in all competitions and scored one goal in the postseason. Scored two goals in U.S. Open Cup play, helping the Battery reach the championship final, where it fell to D.C. United. Played three seasons (2005-07) for FC Pinar del Rio, winning the Cuban championship in 2006.

International Experience

Represented Cuba 17 times at the senior level, scoring two goals. Made debut for the senior Cuban National Team in a Caribbean Nations Cup match against the Turks & Caicos Islands in September 2006. Served as captain of the U-23 national team during qualification for the 2008 Olympics.

Personal

Married to Liang Perez. Has one child, Dennis. Son of Osvaldo Alonso and Maria de los Angeles. Left the Cuban National Team in June of 2007 during the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament in Houston prior to match versus Honduras. He separated from the other players during a visit to a department store, walking out the front door undetected. Lester Moré also left in a separate incident during the Gold Cup and joined Alonso in Charleston in 2008.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Año Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC Apagado Y R
2014 Seattle Sounders FC 21 21 0 1882 1 22 3 32 0 6 0
2013 Seattle Sounders FC 26 26 0 2179 1 33 4 54 0 3 2
2012 Seattle Sounders FC 30 30 1 2688 2 41 13 37 0 8 0
2011 Seattle Sounders FC 33 32 3 2891 3 54 11 50 0 7 0
2010 Seattle Sounders FC 23 21 1 1874 3 30 9 28 0 4 0
2009 Seattle Sounders FC 27 26 1 2207 3 22 7 35 0 5 0
Career Totals 160 156 6 13721 13 202 47 236 0 33 2

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 21 21 0 1882 1 22 3 32 0 6 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 3 3 1 264 0 3 1 6 1 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 26 26 0 2179 1 33 4 54 0 3 2

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 4 4 0 360 0 4 2 6 0 2 1
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 30 30 1 2688 2 41 13 37 0 8 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 2 2 1 180 0 6 1 1 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 33 32 3 2891 3 54 11 50 0 7 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 2 2 0 180 0 3 2 3 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 23 21 1 1874 3 30 9 28 0 4 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 2 2 0 210 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 27 26 1 2207 3 22 7 35 0 5 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Fecha Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
8/16/2014 SEA @ RSL L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
8/10/2014 HOU @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/2/2014 SEA @ SJ L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/28/2014 LA @ SEA L 3-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
7/13/2014 POR @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 0
7/5/2014 SEA @ VAN L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/28/2014 SEA @ DC W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0
6/7/2014 SEA @ CHI W 3-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
5/31/2014 RSL @ SEA W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
5/24/2014 SEA @ VAN T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 3 1 0
5/17/2014 SJ @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/11/2014 SEA @ NE L 0-5 Started 90 0 0 2 0 4 2 0 0
5/7/2014 DAL @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 4 1 2 4 0 0
5/3/2014 PHI @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
4/26/2014 COL @ SEA W 1-4 Started 82 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
4/19/2014 SEA @ CHV W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
4/12/2014 SEA @ DAL W 3-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 3 1 0
4/5/2014 SEA @ POR T 4-4 Started 90 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0
3/29/2014 CLB @ SEA L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0
3/23/2014 SEA @ MTL W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0
3/15/2014 TOR @ SEA L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0
3/8/2014 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 7 1 0
10/27/2013 LA @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0
10/19/2013 SEA @ DAL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/13/2013 SEA @ POR L 0-1 Started 74 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
10/9/2013 VAN @ SEA L 4-1 Started 90 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 0
10/5/2013 SEA @ COL L 1-5 Started 74 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
9/29/2013 NY @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0
9/21/2013 SEA @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
9/13/2013 RSL @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
9/7/2013 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 2 2 2 0 0
9/4/2013 CHV @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0
8/31/2013 SEA @ CLB W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0
8/25/2013 POR @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 5 2 0 0
8/17/2013 SEA @ HOU L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 SEA @ TOR W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
8/3/2013 DAL @ SEA W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
7/28/2013 CHV @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 COL @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 3 1 3 5 0 0
7/13/2013 SEA @ SJ L 0-1 Started 89 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1
7/6/2013 SEA @ VAN L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 DC @ SEA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 SEA @ RSL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 VAN @ SEA W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 SEA @ CHV W 2-0 Started 21 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
5/26/2013 SEA @ LA L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/18/2013 DAL @ SEA W 2-4 Started 31 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/11/2013 SJ @ SEA W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/8/2013 SEA @ KC W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
5/4/2013 SEA @ PHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 SEA @ COL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
4/13/2013 NE @ SEA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0
3/30/2013 SEA @ RSL L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
3/23/2013 SEA @ SJ L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 5 1 2 3 0 0
3/16/2013 POR @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 5 5 1 0
3/2/2013 MTL @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/28/2012 SEA @ LA L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 3 0 2 2 1 0
10/21/2012 DAL @ SEA W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
10/17/2012 RSL @ SEA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0
10/7/2012 POR @ SEA W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
9/29/2012 SEA @ VAN T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
9/22/2012 SJ @ SEA L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 3 1 0
9/15/2012 SEA @ POR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 3 1 2 3 0 0
9/8/2012 CHV @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
9/2/2012 SEA @ DAL T 1-1 Started 78 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
8/25/2012 SEA @ CHV W 6-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 3 2 1 0
8/18/2012 VAN @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
8/11/2012 SEA @ SJ L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
8/5/2012 LA @ SEA W 0-4 Started 90 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 0
7/28/2012 SEA @ COL W 2-1 Started 90 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
7/15/2012 SEA @ NY T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
7/7/2012 COL @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2012 SEA @ RSL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 SEA @ NE T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
6/24/2012 SEA @ POR L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 2 1 3 1 0
6/20/2012 KC @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
6/16/2012 SEA @ MTL L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 SEA @ CHV T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2012 CLB @ SEA L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0
5/19/2012 SEA @ VAN T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/12/2012 RSL @ SEA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
5/9/2012 SEA @ DAL W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 PHI @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 4 0 0
5/2/2012 LA @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
4/28/2012 SEA @ CHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
4/14/2012 COL @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
4/7/2012 SEA @ DC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
3/31/2012 SJ @ SEA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 0
3/23/2012 HOU @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
3/17/2012 TOR @ SEA W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0
10/22/2011 SEA @ CHV W 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
10/15/2011 SJ @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0
10/8/2011 PHI @ SEA L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
10/1/2011 SEA @ NE W 2-1 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 SEA @ VAN W 3-1 Started 90 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0
9/17/2011 DC @ SEA W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
9/10/2011 RSL @ SEA L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
8/27/2011 CLB @ SEA W 2-6 Started 90 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
8/20/2011 SEA @ DAL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0
8/13/2011 CHV @ SEA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
8/6/2011 SEA @ KC W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/30/2011 SEA @ HOU L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
7/16/2011 COL @ SEA W 3-4 Started 90 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0
7/10/2011 SEA @ POR W 3-2 Started 90 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0
7/4/2011 SEA @ LA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0
6/26/2011 NE @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2011 NY @ SEA W 2-4 Started 90 1 0 2 2 1 2 1 0
6/18/2011 SEA @ TOR W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 0
6/11/2011 VAN @ SEA T 2-2 Started 90 1 0 2 2 2 0 1 0
6/4/2011 SEA @ CHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0
5/28/2011 SEA @ RSL W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 0
5/25/2011 DAL @ SEA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0
5/21/2011 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 0
5/14/2011 POR @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 3 0 2 2 0 0
5/7/2011 SEA @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0
5/4/2011 SEA @ DC L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0
4/30/2011 TOR @ SEA W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0
4/22/2011 SEA @ COL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
4/16/2011 SEA @ PHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0
4/9/2011 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0
4/2/2011 SEA @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/25/2011 HOU @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
3/19/2011 SEA @ NY L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
3/15/2011 LA @ SEA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
10/23/2010 SEA @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
10/15/2010 CHV @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
10/9/2010 SEA @ KC W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 4 1 0
10/2/2010 TOR @ SEA W 2-3 Started 90 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
9/25/2010 SEA @ CHI W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
9/18/2010 SEA @ CLB W 4-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/9/2010 RSL @ SEA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 5 2 3 3 0 0
9/4/2010 SEA @ NE L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
8/14/2010 SEA @ CHV T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0
8/8/2010 HOU @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 5 2 1 2 0 0
7/31/2010 SEA @ SJ W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0
7/25/2010 COL @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
7/15/2010 SEA @ DC W 1-0 Subbed On 17 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/11/2010 DAL @ SEA T 1-1 Subbed On 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2010 SEA @ LA L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/27/2010 SEA @ PHI L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/10/2010 DC @ SEA L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 NE @ SEA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2010 SEA @ COL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/22/2010 SJ @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2010 SEA @ NY W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2010 LA @ SEA L 4-0 Started 37 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
5/1/2010 CLB @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0
4/25/2010 SEA @ TOR L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
4/22/2010 SEA @ DAL T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0
4/17/2010 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
4/10/2010 SEA @ RSL T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/3/2010 NY @ SEA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0
3/25/2010 PHI @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves