Player Details


Osvaldo Alonso


5' 11"


157 lbs

Date of Birth

11.11.1985 (36)


San Cristobal, Cuba



Position Detail

Central Midfielder

Preferred Side




Roster Category

Career Summary

ACQUIRED: Signed off waivers on 1/10/2019

Alonso is joining the Loons after 10 years with the Sounders. Throughout his 10 seasons in Seattle, Alonso played a total of 23,380 minutes across 277 games with 24 assists, and won the MLS Cup in 2016, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014 and the MLS Supporters’ Shield in 2014.

The four-time MLS All-Star is a proven leader, having been named to MLS Best XI in 2012 and named team captain for the Sounders

Prior to joining the Sounders in 2009, Alonso played with the Charleston Battery in 2008, where he earned 2008 first team All-USL First Division honors and was voted the league’s Rookie of the Year. Previously, he played three seasons (2005–07) for FC Pinar del Rio, winning the Cuban championship in 2006.

2021: Made first appearance on April 16 at SEA...Made first start on May 1 vs ATX...Provided first assist on May 12 vs VAN

2020: Made first start on March 1 at POR

2019: Made MNUFC debut on March 2 at VAN...Scored first MNUFC goal on April 13 vs NYC...Provided first assist of the year on April 19 at TOR...Scored second goal and provided second assist on September 25 vs SKC

INTERNATIONAL: Alonso represented Cuba 17 times at the senior level, scoring two goals. He made his debut for the senior Cuban National Team in a Caribbean Nations Cup match against the Turks & Caicos Islands in September 2006. Alonso served as captain of the U-23 National Team during qualification for the 2008 Olympics. He gained full U.S citizenship on June 16, 2012.