FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution defender Kevin Alston has been placed on the team’s disabled list after being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), which the team announced yesterday.
Alston, 24, is currently taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team to undergo treatment for CML. After being placed on the disabled list, he will now miss a minimum of six league matches.
Alston has started all four of the Revs’ games this season at left back. In his career, he has started all 116 games in which he’s played since New England drafted him 10th overall in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft out of Indiana University. He ranks ninth on the Revs’ career charts in games played, and eighth in games started. Alston also started the 2010 MLS All-Star Game.
More information about CML can be found at the National CML Society’s site. Fans wishing to send Alston get-well messages and thoughts can email GetWellKevinAlston@gmail.com or tag tweets with #GetWellKA.
TRANSACTION: New England Revolution (MLS) – Placed D Kevin Alston on the disabled list