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Osvaldo Alonso’s status for Sounders season opener in doubt following surgery

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The Seattle Sounders might have to kick off the 2015 season without one of their most important midfield presences.

Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid said Monday that Osvaldo Alonso could miss anywhere from 2-8 weeks after undergoing surgery to clear up scar tissue that was impacting the nerves in Alonso’s right groin.

Schmid said Alonso is “in jeopardy” to miss the start of the season, but there is a chance that the Cuban midfielder recovers in time to partake in Seattle’s first game of 2015 against the New England Revolution on March 8.

Alonso started all but one of the Sounders’ regular season matches in 2014 before missing the opening leg of the club’s Western Conference match-up with the LA Galaxy due to a different injury.

What do you think of the news of Alonso’s surgery? Expecting him to be in uniform vs. the Revolution? How would the Sounders cope without Alonso on opening day?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Hope the best for a full recovery. Rather they take their time and get it fully healed up than rush him back. Hope it doesn’t take too long though. :/ A sobering pair of stats from Sounder at Heart:

    Alonso has been one of the Sounders’ most important players over the years and they’ve gone 3-7-3 (.92 points per game) over the past three seasons in matches their Designated Player has missed. The Sounders have gone 47-13-19 (2.02 PPG) with Alonso in the lineup.

    • Alonso is one of the most underrated players in soccer….and I am not sure why I say “one of”.

      So lucky to be able to watch him play.

      • Plus, consider that JK called in Dempsey, Yedlin, and Evans—and Jordan Morris!—and overworked them until their eyes bled, then sent them back to the Sounders. Obviously, they came back exhausted and Alonso had to pick up the slack, thus straining himself.

      • Moreover, if JK had taken Donovan to Brazil then he wouldn’t have taken Yedlin which would have kept Yedlin fresh and Alonso wouldn’t have gotten injured so the Sounders would have won the treble and Donovan wouldn’t have retired because he wouldn’t want to retire on a bad note!

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