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Seattle's Alonso hopes to play for USA
Seattle Times, August 24th, 2012 2:50PM

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The Seattle Sounders' Osvaldo Alonso became a U.S. citizen about three months ago and hopes to represents the U.S. national team.

Joshua Mayers asked the 26-year-old on whether he's had an update on his eligibility -- his agent having sent an inquiry to FIFA: "Not yet. 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 a longshot that Alonso will be deemed eligible for the USA because he played for Cuba in the 2007 Concacaf Gold Cup, after which he defected.

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