Osvaldo Alonso

Osvaldo Alonso
Osvaldo Alonso
Osvaldo Alonso
Real Name: Osvaldo Alonso
HT: 5' 11" WT: 165
Age: 34 (11/11/1985)
Birthplace: San Cristobal, Cuba
Hometown: San Cristobal, Cuba

HOW ACQUIRED: Selected off of waivers on Jan. 10, 2019.

The former Sounders captain played 10 seasons with the club, the first ten the Seattle club played in MLS. A dogged defensive midfielder who is known for his ball-winning ability, he has become the heartbeat of the sounder's midfield over his time there. The Cuban, nicknamed "the Honey Badger," is also affectionately known as "Ozzie".

INTERNATIONAL: Alonso served as the captain of the Cuban Under-23 side before being called up to the senior team in 2006. He earned 16 caps and scored twice over the next year before defecting to the US in 2007 with the Cuban national team at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Houston. Alonso hasn’t appeared for Cuba since, and he earned his US citizenship in 2012.

OUTSIDE MLS: Alonso’s spent nearly his entire professional career in MLS, but it didn’t start there. He first signed for hometown club Pinar del Río on Cuba’s western edge in 2005, where he won a league title in 2006. He racked up 42 appearances for the club and scored 14 goals before defecting in 2007 and joining the USL’s Charleston Battery. Over the course of the 2008 season, he appeared 23 times, scoreing four goals and earning the league’s Rookie of the Year award. Seattle signed him shortly thereafter.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2019Minnesota United272722368112332040
2018Seattle Sounders FC252101833313235160
2017Seattle Sounders FC262412073324642140
2016Seattle Sounders FC3232328264431151071
2015Seattle Sounders FC22210185708145070
2014Seattle Sounders FC333302952233445070
2013Seattle Sounders FC262602179133454032
2012Seattle Sounders FC3030126882411337080
2011Seattle Sounders FC3332328913541150070
2010Seattle Sounders FC232111874330928040
2009Seattle Sounders FC272612207322735050
Career Totals-304293122574825313714542623
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