Remember Osvaldo Alonso? The Cuban defected from the national team and wound up on trial with Chivas USA. He spent the last several months of 2007 with the club but then mysteriously vanished, resurfacing in the USL as an explanation of what happened with him here was never clearly given.
Alonso proved that he does have the ability to make an MLS roster, but that is not here with Chivas USA. Instead, Alonso has joined Seattle and will try to compete for a spot with the expansion club. Alonso spent last season with Charleston of the USL 1st Division but had caught Sounders coach Sigi Schmid's eye while trialing with Columbus.
Not sure what the hangup was with Chivas USA but Alonso could have added some midfield depth a year ago. It was clear the guy could play soccer and he showed that often during training sessions.