There's nothing like family.
Just a few weeks ago, Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso revealed that after eight years, his father would be joining him in the United States after securing his visa. Alonso hadn't seen his father since defecting while playing with the Cuban National Team during the 2007 Gold Cup. This week, his father arrived in Seattle and has had the chance to watch his son at training. On Wednesday evening, the pair, along with other family members, took in a Mariners game at Safeco Field.
It's the perfect night for a baseball game, especially when you have your family by your side. pic.twitter.com/ASOUSozvGu— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) October 1, 2015
With travel restrictions easing over the last year between the U.S. and Cuba, Alonso plans to make the trip back home during this offseason to be reunited with his family who still lives in the country. This Sunday's match versus the LA Galaxy (6:30 pm PDT; FOX Sports 1/KIRO Radio 97.3 FM/El Rey 1360 AM) will be the first time Alonso's father gets to watch his son play live for the Sounders.