Osvaldo Alonso was the heart of the Seattle Sounders for 10 years. He helped them earn four U.S. Open Cups, a Supporters’ Shield and an MLS Cup. He carries these trophies with him as he heads to Minnesota United. His goodbye message mentions the MLS Cup, but even more it mentions a fanbase that embraced him for those 10 years.
This is the goodbye note of a captain, the end of an era. It is the message of El Corazon, the center of the pitch and the defining component of the team in defense and possession.
Thank you Ozzie. There will be other captains, but you will always be our heart.