Follow us:

Sounders FC

Daily coverage of Seattle Sounders FC, MLS and world soccer.

August 23, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Any update on Osvaldo Alonso’s hopes for a USMNT future? “Not yet,” he says.

alonso mug 2012.jpgOsvaldo Alonso became a U.S. citizen about three months ago.

At about that same time we asked the star Sounders FC midfielder if a future with the U.S. men’s national team was possible since he had already played for Cuba in the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Alonso said then that his agent was looking into the situation and sent an inquiry to FIFA to look into his eligibility.

I asked him today if there was any update.

“Not yet,” Alonso said. “My agent is still working. Maybe soon I’ll get a final response. I hope it’s going to be good for me. Just waiting.”

It’s no secret Sounders fans and U.S. Soccer fans alike are hoping it will be good news. Alonso said he’s equally excited.

“My agent is doing everything for that to happen,” he said.

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►