HOW ACQUIRED: Selected No. 27 overall in 2016 SuperDraft and signed by the Sounders on March 8, 2016.
A big center back with good feet and solid technical ability, Alfaro took a significant step from his first to second year in the league. Earning eight starts in 2017 after getting just one start in his rookie season, he'll hope for that trend to continue in 2018.
COLLEGE: After earning a CIF title during his career at Santa Barbara High School, Alfaro attended Cal State Dominguez-Hills, where he made 71 appearances in four years (71 starts). He was the team's captain and a 1st Team NSCAA All-American in his senior season, also earning California College Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year honors (CCAA).