July 31, 2013 at 1:08 PM
Sounders FC’s Osvaldo Alonso named an inactive MLS All-Star
Sounders FC will end up with two MLS All-Stars this season as midfielder Osvaldo Alonso was one of 10 players to earn the designation Wednesday.
Alonso, 27, will be an inactive All-Star, meaning he won’t be available along with Seattle’s DeAndre Yedlin in the league’s exhibition against Italy’s AS Roma.
This is Alonso’s third All-Star selection in his five seasons in MLS, including a start in last year’s 3-2 win against Chelsea. He has started all 12 of his league games in 2013, but missed a handful of games due to various injuries.
There were a couple other local connections to earn inactive All-Star status in Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall (a Gig Harbor native) and FC Dallas defender George John (a Shoreline native and University of Washington product).
Per the collective bargaining agreement, 32 players earn the designation of All-Star, so here were the final 10 selections:
GK Donovan Ricketts, Portland Timbers
GK Tally Hall, Houston Dynamo
D Jamison Olave, New York Red Bulls
D George John, FC Dallas)
M Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers
M Rodney Wallace, Portland Timbers
M Osvaldo Alonso, Sounders FC
M Juninho, LA Galaxy
M Justin Mapp, Montreal Impact
M Javier Morales, Real Salt Lake
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