Sounders FC extended the contract of midfielder Osvaldo Alonso through the 2014 MLS season, the club announced.
Alonso was voted the team’s most valuable player last season. He is starting his third season in Seattle.
Alonso’s value was displayed last season when he missed seven early games due to injury. Once he returned, Seattle went on a 9-2-2 run. He also played in nine of the team’s 11 shutouts last season.