Osvaldo Alonso

Seattle Sounders

Osvaldo Alonso injury update: Midfielder declares himself 90 minutes fit

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This could mark Alonso's first start since July 4.

Fresh off winning their fifth match in six games and running their unbeaten streak to eight matches, the Seattle Sounders could be getting even stronger. Captain Osvaldo Alonso has declared himself fully fit and appears ready to reclaim his starting spot.

Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City: Community player ratings form

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Rate the players in the 1-0 home victory over their conference rivals.

The Seattle Sounders enjoyed some consistency and health in their lineup and put in a strong shift to earn a 1-0 victory at home against Sporting Kansas City Saturday. After moving into the lead in the 36th minute, Seattle held steady to keep the clean sheet.

Cristian Roldan credits national team experience for epic performance against San Jose

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The Sounders and USA midfielder said that adapting to the speed of international soccer boosted his confidence

SEATTLE — Thanks to international duty (and Osvaldo Alonso's injury), the last two Seattle Sounders matches looked rather dire as Brian Schmetzer was forced to experiment with his starting XI to compensate for the lack of players.

Brian Schmetzer is about to face tough lineup decisions

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"It's a good problem to have."

TUKWILA, Wash. — You may have noticed that the Seattle Sounders won a few games in a row despite losing several top players. When they play the LA Galaxy on Saturday July 29 (7 PM, ESPN) they'll have most of those players back. Only Osvaldo Alonso is a likely absence as Nicolas Lodeiro returns from suspension and Oniel Fisher, Clint Dempsey, and Jordan Morris return from the Gold Cup.

No fatigue issues, few injuries - it's nearly Ideal XI time

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Despite the many injury issues that have plagued Seattle this season, they should have most first-choice players back on Saturday

It's only a couple months into the 2017 MLS season, but the Seattle Sounders have already been put through the ringer in multiple ways. The injury bug started hitting players before the season even started, and it's been relentless ever since.

Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC: Community player ratings form

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A woeful road trip concludes with another multigoal loss. Ratings?

The days of snatching draws or victories with late heroics in front of Sporting Kansas City's fans seem very far away right now. The Seattle Sounders found another way to lose by multiple goals while playing quite well for the majority of a match.

Is Ozzie Alonso the dirtiest player in MLS?

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Anonymous survey of MLS players suggests it's at least a reasonably common perception.

There might not be a player in Seattle Sounders history more universally loved by the fan base, teammates, and front office than Osvaldo Alonso. It's not hard to understand why. Alonso's rare combination of hard tackling and slick passing have made him one of the top defensive midfielders throughout his MLS career.

¡¡¡SOUNDERS CAMPEONES!!!

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• De estar casi eliminados en agosto a la cima de la MLS en diciembre • Sin goles en 120 minutos, la final de la Copa MLS se decidió en tiros a penal • Stefan FREI le quitó un gol a Jozy ALTIDORE en el minuto 108 (video) • Román TORRES en el partido de su vida hizo el penal de la victoria (video) Hace .

WhoScored.com crowns Osvaldo Alonso best midfielder in 2016

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Only Sebastian Giovinco had a higher season-long rating.

We know the season just ended and the playoffs are around the corner, literally. Some websites are putting together their regular season awards and the Seattle Sounders have one player already named to a Best XI.

Midfielder Osvaldo Alonso has been named to WhoScored.

Osvaldo Alonso’s suspension will not be extended

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There was some talk that the Disciplinary Committee could add games to his suspension, but Alonso says that he's available against Real Salt Lake

After a tussle with Houston Dynamo's Will Bruin last week, Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso was sent off for violent conduct. Alonso served the automatic punishment for such an offense, a one-match ban, against FC Dallas last Sunday.

Jordan Morris scores an absolute bomb for his fourth goal in four games

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Jordan Morris is on the run of his life. The Seattle Sounders rookie scored in his fourth straight match, this one a rip from nearly 30 yards out that easily beat David Bingham to the near post.

Osvaldo Alonso was credited with his first assist, but this was all Morris. The Homegrown Player -- who tied the Sounders rookie record for goals in a season and the MLS record for consecutive games with a goal by a rookie -- just wound up and smoked his shot.

Brian Schmetzer

Sounders at LA Galaxy, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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ESPN is carrying the 7 PM match. Watch with us.

With Brian Schmetzer facing Sigi Schmid for the first time since LA blew out the A-League Sounders 5-1 in the 2002 US Open Cup the Saturday night match on ESPN will bump the LA Galaxy versus Seattle Sounders rivalry up just another notch. LA is already the measuring stick to which all teams in the league are appraised, but their 2017 is bad.

Osvaldo Alonso expected to play in MLS Cup

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Brian Schmetzer thinks he'd have a hard time keeping Alonso off the field, anyway.

Everyone in Seattle more than likely held their collective breaths when they all saw Colorado Rapids left back Marc Burch clatter clumsily into Osvaldo Alonso. You probably held your breath a little longer seeing Ozzie grab his knee.

Schmetzer denies telling Vermes that Alonso should have been sent off

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Vermes was quoted as saying that Schmetzer told him post-match that Ozzie deserved a second yellow

After Peter Vermes' Sporting Kansas City were defeated 1-0 by the Seattle Sounders on Thursday, he had a few choice words for the referee crew about their performance. But on Friday, Vermes expanded on his fury to The Kansas City Star:

"Every day in the regular season, that's a card (on Osvaldo Alonso).

Will Bruin

Alonso completes Seattle comeback with late equalizer

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With just minutes to go, captain Ozzie made it 3-3

Just minutes after Will Bruin made it 3-2, the Sounders charged down the pitch and continued their relentless attack. Nicolas Lodeiro curled the ball in from the right flank and Osvaldo Alonso headed it down and past Cody Cropper to make it 3-3 in the 88th minute.

Once at each other's throats, Osvaldo Alonso and Will Bruin now sharing embraces

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Badger makes peace with bear.

Osvaldo Alonso has one red card over the last three seasons. It came in a match against the Houston Dynamo in which Alonso got himself ejected after literally going after Will Bruin's throat following a questionable tackle.

The two players are, of course, now teammates and it was interesting to see one of the first players to embrace Bruin after his equalizing goal on Saturday was none other than Alonso.

The two sides of Osvaldo Alonso

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We love him for the player he is, but he also drives us crazy.

It is no secret that Osvaldo Alonso plays on the edge. He had done a better job of controlling himself recently, but he's never been one to back from a challenge. That's what we love him. That's what has prompted us to give him nicknames like "El Corazon" or "Honey Badger.

Clint Dempsey

Starting XI against Crew is near full strength

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Stefan Frei, Osvaldo Alonso and Clint Dempsey all among questionable players that start.

There are only two less-than-ideal starters in Saturday's lineup against the Columbus Crew SC. Gustav Svensson is filling in for the still-injured Brad Evans and Will Bruin is in for Jordan Morris, who is out with a minor ankle sprain described as not "serious or long-term.

Clint Dempsey’s back and he looks great

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All signs point to the Sounders player getting back to his best.

Last year about this time we wondered about Osvaldo Alonso, especially after the Sounders actively shopped him in the offseason. This led me to write this about Alonso's fate at the time.

While not the same, this off-season had a lot of speculation about Clint Dempsey.

Second day practice observations

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Yes, we have your daily Clint Dempsey update too

Day two in Soundersville started out much the same as the first, except without the number of fans at Starfire. Warmups were done in lines and players' preferred groups began to emerge. It will be interesting to see what happens when the missing players return.

Sounders face tough choices in their 2017 DP strategy

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Here are three ways Seattle could work around Clint Dempsey's health status and Osvaldo Alonso's climbing salary as they look to bring in a new Designated Player.

The Sounders currently have three Designated Players on the roster: Clint Dempsey, Osvaldo Alonso, and Nicolas Lodeiro. Though it's possible only one of them will be a DP and/or on the roster by opening kick.

Brad Evans

Brad Evans, Osvaldo Alonso to coach Zach Scott’s testimonial match

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This is shaping up to be quite the cast.

Players and coaches continue to line up for a chance to participate in Zach Scott's testimonial match on March 1 at Memorial Stadium.

The latest names to be added to the roster are Brad Evans and Osvaldo Alonso, who will serve as coaches. They are also the last two original MLS Sounders.

Alonso sees red against Houston

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Osvaldo Alonso, captain for the night in place of Brad Evans, was sent off against the Houston Dynamo in the 64th minute after a scuffle with Will Bruin. Replays showed that both players were taking swipes at each other, but the referee judged Alonso's actions as worthy of a red card and sending off.

Sounders at San Jose Earthquakes: Roman Torres starts while Cristian Roldan enters the attack

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Tyrone Mears gets the nod at right back as Brad Evans is out injured.

The good news is that Roman Torres is getting his first Sounders start since his injury, against the San Jose Earthquakes. As Brad Evans is out injured Osvaldo Alonso takes the captain's armband and Tyrone Mears remains the starting right back.

This Week In Sounders GIFs: Jordan Morris, Dad Goals, and much more

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Likkit has the week off as he on vacation and spending time with the family (how dare he). This week, I am the GIFs.

If you're a fan of good things, I have some news for you! The Sounders played one of their better games this past weekend (and by that I mean they didn't lose) and came away with three points against the Philadelphia Union.

Union-Seattle previews and other team news, BSFC host Richmond, Garber confirms expansion to 28 teams,more

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Can Union make it two in a row? Bethlehem looks for first home win on Sunday. Garber confirms MLS to expand to 28 teams. More news.

FC Dallas

Ricardo Salazar announced as referee for Sounders match

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PRO announced the referee's for the Conference Semifinals first legs on Friday.

The Seattle Sounders moved on to the Western Conference semifinals to take on FC Dallas over the next two weeks. On Friday, PRO announced who would be the main in charge for the first leg on Sunday night - it will be everyone's favorite referee Ricardo Salazar.

Ozzie returns to the starting XI for Decision Day

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Even though it's no surprise, Osvaldo Alonso's return to the Sounders' starting XI for the final match of the regular season is absolutely crucial. His red card against the Houston Dynamo meant that he served a one match suspension against FC Dallas last weekend. Other than Alonso, the rest of the starting lineup is the same as it was in Dallas.

Joevin Jones

Ozzie scores in the 39th to make it 1-1 in Vancouver

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As the Sounders found themselves with a solid spell of possession near the end of the first half, Joevin Jones picked up the ball and charged down the left flank, where he curved a cross into the center of the box. A late run by Osvaldo Alonso saw the captain fire the shot into the back of the net to tie the score at 1-1.

Sounders quickly go up 2-0 thanks to Joevin Jones

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Just minutes after Jordan Morris' opener, the Seattle Sounders made it 2-0 thanks to substitute Joevin Jones' well-taken goal. Osvaldo Alonso put Jones through on goal, and the defender-turned-winger beat his opponents well and lightly chipped the ball into the net over a sliding Bill Hamid.

The Rest

Missing Osvaldo Alonso isn’t the disaster it used to be

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Sounders have gone 2-0-1 without their captain.

Expectations are a funny thing. It wasn't so long ago that getting a point from a road game against the LA Galaxy was one of those things you accepted, no questions asked. Prior to last season, the Seattle Sounders had only beaten the Galaxy on the road once— back in 2009 — and only earned three ties.

Major Link Soccer: Sounders-Timbers to be broadcast on Fox following the FA Cup Final

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May 27 is shaping up to be quite a Saturday.

Seattle

The Sounders-Timbers match will have quite the lead-up on May 27, with FOX set to broadcast Chelsea-Arsenal FA Cup Final live prior to the first kick of Sounders-Timbers.

Osvaldo Alonso has cemented his place in the pantheon of MLS defensive midfielders, and, so far this season, has continued to stave off father time.

Ozzie Alonso on player survey: ‘I don’t care what people say’

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Seattle's beloved midfielder says he'll simply continue to play his game as he always has.

ESPN FC recently published an anonymous survey of MLS players regarding a variety of league-related questions. One notable response for Sounders fans was to the question "which player crosses the line in terms of discipline more than any other?

Osvaldo Alonso excited to be back in Charleston

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The honey badger played one season with Charleston Battery before coming to the Sounders.

The Sounders will take part in the Carolina Challenge Cup starting this Saturday, when they take on the Charleston Battery at 4:00 pm PT. This will be the final "tune up" before the Sounders head to Houston to take on the Dynamo on March 4.

Bruce Arena hints that Cristian Roldan could get USMNT call-up

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New USA head coach name-checks two Sounders during FS1 interview.

By now, Seattle Sounders fans are well aware of the breakout season Cristian Roldan has enjoyed. The 21-year-old product of the University of Washington scored four goals and added three assists in his second season, but those stats only scratch the surface of how well he has done.

Fantasy Focus: Fly Like a Neagle

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Into the playoff (position)

With so many teams playing twice this round, big numbers were bound to come. Willy Nilly put up 133 points to lead the league. Ignacio Piatti (MTL, $11.7) captained the team and scored 28 points on a goal and an assist. Osvaldo Alonso (SEA, $9.5) trailed with 17 points on a goal of his own, and David Villa (NYC, $12.

Chris Wondolowski taps it to get San Jose early lead

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After a horrid attempted clearance by Tyrone Mears the ball falls into space where Jordan Stewart could cut it back into the area. Chris Wondolowski finished the simple shot from the center and top of the six.

San Jose Earthquakes have dominated possession early in the match. Seattle is not creating going forward, and their defense is defined by Stefan Frei's dominance defending set-pieces.

D.C. United vs. Sounders, player ratings: Osvaldo Alonso is MOTM

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What a difference a few days makes. After playing a struggling New England Revolution and looking very defeated for much of it, an entirely different team showed up to play DC United on a short rest midweek game. I give the staff a lot of credit for keeping this team mentally prepared, after an incredibly demoralizing prior result.

Sounders vs. Columbus Crew: Highlights, stats, and quotes

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"I go after everyone the same. Any player who comes next to me, I want to get the ball from him." - Osvaldo Alonso

After an open game of missed chances and solid defense from both teams, the Seattle Sounders snagged a late goal through the left foot of Jordan Morris to secure a third victory of the season.

A Sounder finally enters Player of Week conversation

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In a day or so I'll need to enter my vote for the MLS Player of the Week in SB Nation Soccer's weekly polling. In that poll we get a vote for first, second and third. Our votes are public. This week is the first time I'm considering voting for a Sounder, but not for first.

My first place vote will go to Kaka.