Seattle Sounders’ Eddie Johnson and Osvaldo Alonso Named to MLS All-Star Team

On Sunday, Major League Soccer announced that Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso and forward Eddie Johnson were selected to the 2012 MLS All-Star team.  

Alonso, 26, will be playing in the second all-star match of his four-year career.  Johnson, 28, was selected to his third all-star match, his first with the Sounders and first since returning to the United States' most competitive league.

Alonso, a native of Cuba, officially became an American citizen last month.  2012 has been an exciting year for him for this reason and because of his growth as a player.  

Always solid since the Sounders joined MLS in 2009, Alonso has been having the best season of his career so far.  The holding midfielder has appeared in 15 matches this season and has held opponents to one goal per game, currently second in MLS.

Alonso leads the Sounders with 702 completed passes and an 81.4 completed passing percentage.

Eddie Johnson,...

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