Irvine, Calif. (June 8, 2018) - Orange County SC are delighted to announce the signing of MLS veteran defender, Kevin Alston. He joins the club having made over 170 appearances in the MLS with New England Revolution and Orlando City SC.
“We are fortunate to acquire a player of Kevin’s caliber. He is an experienced player who will make a significant impact to our backline,” said Orange County SC Head Coach Braeden Cloutier.
Alston, 30, started his professional career with New England Revolution where he was drafted 10th overall in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. He went on to have an extremely successful career with them making over 160 appearances during a six-year spell. In 2010, he was selected to represent the MLS All-Star team, and started against Manchester United FC in Houston. Alston was called up to the U.S. National team in 2009 against Jamaica and El Salvador. However, injury prevented him from making his debut.
“As an organization, we are excited to add Kevin to our team. He is a proven winner and leader who will have a tremendous influence on and off the field,” said Orange County SC General Manager and Executive Vice President Oliver Wyss.
In 2015, Alston made the move to Orlando City SC and went on to make 26 appearances for the Lions. He also spent time with Orlando City B, in the USL, during the 2017 season. The versatile defender, who can play both right back and left back, is eligible to make his debut this Sunday against SoCal rivals LA Galaxy II.
Photo credit: Orlando City B, Mark Thor
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Weight: 160 lbs.
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Transaction: Signed on June 8, 2018