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Minnesota United re-sign captain Osvaldo Alonso

Field Level Media
07 Mar 2021, 05:19 GMT+10

Minnesota United re-signed veteran midfielder and captain Osvaldo Alonso to a new contract Saturday. Terms were not disclosed.

The 35-year-old Cuba native is entering his third season with Minnesota after spending his first 10 MLS seasons with the Seattle Sounders (2009-18).

A four-time MLS All-Star and four-time Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup winner, Alonso's teams have reached the MLS playoffs in 12 consecutive seasons. He won the 2016 MLS Cup with Seattle.

"We've managed to retain a player who I believe has been the best in his position for the last 10 years in MLS," Loons head coach Adrian Heath said in a release. "You look at the makeup of the player and it's more than just his ability, there's been loads of players with ability that fall by the wayside and never had a career.

"Ozzie has maximized everything that he has ever had: his talent, his personality, his leadership qualities and his professionalism. It's more than just his football, everyone knows how good he is on the field, you can't have enough people in your organization like him."

Alonso's MLS career totals in the regular season include 12 goals and 25 assists in 314 games (302 starts).

--Field Level Media

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