ACQUIRED: Signed off waivers on 1/10/2019
Alonso is joining the Loons after 10 years with the Sounders. Throughout his 10 seasons in Seattle, Alonso played a total of 23,380 minutes across 277 games with 24 assists, and won the MLS Cup in 2016, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014 and the MLS Supporters’ Shield in 2014.
The four-time MLS All-Star is a proven leader, having been named to MLS Best XI in 2012 and named team captain for the Sounders
Prior to joining the Sounders in 2009, Alonso played with the Charleston Battery in 2008, where he earned 2008 first team All-USL First Division honors and was voted the league’s Rookie of the Year. Previously, he played three seasons (2005–07) for FC Pinar del Rio, winning the Cuban championship in 2006.
INTERNATIONAL: Alonso represented Cuba 17 times at the senior level, scoring two goals. He made his debut for the senior Cuban National Team in a Caribbean Nations Cup match against the Turks & Caicos Islands in September 2006. Alonso served as captain of the U-23 National Team during qualification for the 2008 Olympics. He gained full U.S citizenship on June 16, 2012.