Atlanta United midfielder Osvaldo Alonso has undergone 'successful knee surgery' to repair a torn ACL, the club announced Thursday. The 36-year-old MLS veteran joined the Five Stripes from Minnesota United in the offseason, adding some much-needed leadership and bite to Gonzalo Pineda's midfield. In four starts, Alonso has notched the...
Trouble is brewing for Atlanta United as a fresh wave of injuries impacts the roster. Star player Josef Martinez may be back on the sidelines after having traveled to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for a reexamination of his right knee. The player expressed recent discomfort after five consecutive matches for the Eastern Conference side. The news comes two years after he tore his right ACL that forced him to watch Atlanta’s entire 2020 campaign from the bench.
Atlanta United announced Thursday the club has signed free agent midfielder Osvaldo “Ozzie” Alonso to a one-year contract with a club option for 2023. A 13-year MLS veteran with Seattle Sounders and Minnesota United, Alonso has never missed MLS Cup Playoffs in his entire career. He spent 10 seasons in Seattle and won six trophies, including 2016 MLS Cup. He played the last three seasons with Minnesota United.
ATLANTA —Atlanta United announced Thursday it has signed free agent midfielder Osvaldo “Ozzie” Alonso to a one-year contract with a club option for 2023. A 13-year MLS veteran with Seattle Sounders and Minnesota United, Alonso has never missed MLS Cup Playoffs in his entire career. He spent 10 seasons in Seattle and won six trophies, including 2016 MLS Cup. He played the last three seasons with Minnesota United.
Atlanta United head coach Gonzalo Pineda has been reunited with a familiar face from his days with the Seattle Sounders. Osvaldo Alonso, who spent 10 seasons with Seattle before heading to Minnesota United for 3 seasons, has signed a 1-year deal with Atlanta that includes a club option for the 2023 season. The 36-year-old won’t play in every match but will be looked on to provide a leadership role for Atlanta as Pineda heads into his 1st full season at the reins in 2022.
Osvaldo Alonso will be reunited with Gonzalo Pineda at Atlanta United, it was announced on Wednesday. Alonso spent the last three seasons with Minnesota United after 10 years with the Seattle Sounders. After injuries limited the 36-year-old to just 750 minutes 2020, Alonso was able to nearly double his playing...
Atlanta United ticked off the first big part of their Christmas wishlist with the signing of free agent Osvaldo Alonso. The 36-year-old midfielder has been without a club since leaving Minnesota United at the end of the 2021 campaign and has signed with the Five Stripes on a one-year deal with an option through 2023.
Minnesota United midfielder Osvaldo Alonso is no stranger to the postseason. In fact, one of the only things he hasn’t done in his MLS career is fail to make the playoffs. His teams have advanced to the postseason in each of his 13 seasons. While his last two appearances were for Minnesota United, the first 10 were for his former team, the Seattle Sounders. After signing with Seattle in 2008, Alonso quickly became a key player for the Sounders. By his second season with the team, the defensive midfielder was voted the Team MVP, a title that he would win four more times while in Seattle. He would go on to represent Seattle 278 times before his trade to MNUFC in January of 2019. While Alonso may no longer represent the Emerald City, old habits (and Pacific Northwest rivalries) die hard.
Minnesota United manager Adrian Heath has played down fears regarding the fitness of Emanuel Reynoso and Osvaldo Alonso. The midfield duo missed the Loons' 3-1 defeat away at DC United on Wednesday. Reynoso only recently returned from a month-long layoff with a hamstring injury and was withdrawn in the 70th minute of Minnesota's 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo last weekend as a precaution.
Minnesota United announced today the club has signed a new contract with veteran midfielder and captain Osvaldo Alonso. “We’ve managed to retain a player who I believe has been the best in his position for the last 10 years in MLS,” said Head Coach Adrian Heath. “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.”
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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....