Player Details


Oswaldo Alanís


6' 0"


183 lbs

Date of Birth

3.18.1989 (35)


Morelia, Mexico



Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side




Roster Category


Player Category

Career Summary

How He Joined the Club: Acquired on loan from Mexico's Chivas de Guadalajara on January 28, 2020 using Targeted Allocation Money.

Professional Experience: Previously competed in Mexico with Estudiantes Tecos (2007-2012), Santos Laguna (2012-2015), Chivas (2015-2018; 2019), Getafe (2018), and Real Oviedo (2018-2019)… led Chivas to Liga MX (Clausura 2017), Copa MX (Apertura 2015; Clausura 2017), Supercopa MX (2016) and Concacaf Champions League (2018) titles during his first stint with the club.

International: Had 23 appearances with the Mexico National Team ... Helped Mexico win the 2015 Concacaf Gold Cup, appearing in all three knockout round matches … Was a key player during Copa America in 2011… was among 28 players named to Mexico’s preliminary roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup … previously represented Mexico at the U-20 level.

2020 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 14 starts in 14 appearances in his debut season with the club … Recorded two goals and one assist in 2020 … Scored his first MLS goal against Toronto FC on Feb. 29 … Earned both MLS Team of the Week honors and a nomination for Goal of the Week in Week One … MLS is Back: Made four appearances (all starts) and scored one goal during the MLS is Back Tournament … MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 120 minutes in a loss against Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park on Nov. 22 in the Knockout Round.