New England Soccer Today

Alston Selected by Orlando City in Re-Entry Draft

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/capturedimages.biz

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/capturedimages.biz

Former Revolution fullback Kevin Alson was one of two players selected in Thursday’s Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Draft after Orlando City SC tabbed the veteran defender in the first-round.

Alston, along with former Dynamo defender Jermaine Taylor, who was selected by the Portland Timbers, were the only selections made during the draft.

By selecting Alston, who had his option declined by the Revolution last month, Orlando City has seven days to extend the longtime Revolution defender a genuine offer. Alston’s salary for 2015 was $158,333.

The 27-year-old defender was the Revolution’s first-round pick in 2009, and went on to play 148 matches in New England. At the beginning of the 2013 season, he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, but was able to return to action during the summer.

If the sides cannot reach an agreement, Orlando City will retain Alston’s MLS rights, per league rules.

Meanwhile, defender Jeremy Hall and midfielder Andy Dorman are available to all 20 MLS clubs on a first-come, first-serve basis after they went unselected during both stages of the Re-Entry Draft.

2 Comments

  1. Peter

    December 18, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Glad to hear that Alston have landed with the Orlando team another British coach and kaka I he was one of the great defenders for the REVS Wishing u the Best

  2. Robert

    December 18, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Ten roster spots to fill (hopefully Jermaine Jones will fill one of those spots) , and I believe we have only one international designation with Jose. The club has alot of work to do before the opener. The off-season should become very intriguing for the Revs.

Leave a Reply to Robert Cancel reply