Kevin Alston: A Rewarding Career

Posted: January 28, 2013 by sabeeson in IU Men's Soccer
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Kevin Alston thrived as an Indiana Hoosier from 2006-2008. He was a two-time All-Big Ten selection in 2007 and 2008, and a 2008 NSCAA All-Great Lakes region selection.

In the 2009 MLS SuperDraft (his junior year), Alston was drafted in the first round (10th overall) by the New England Revolution. The Hoosier excelled in his second season (2010) and was selected to his first Major League Soccer All-Star Game.

In the 2012 season with the Revolution he made 31 appearances and 31 starts, which were team highs. Alston recorded 2,623 minutes for the Revolution, another team high. His next team best was his 37-game consecutive appearances that began in the early 2011 season and ended due to hamstring problems.

Even more impressive than being drafted to the MLS, Alston was offered to train for the US National team. Unfortunately, he injured his hamstring in training and was therefore unable to compete. Not long after that, he was contacted again by the national team and again hurt his hamstring.

Hopefully in the near future Alston will be able to fully heal and represent the Hoosiers on the national stage!

  1. […] by the New England Revolution, where he now plays with other former Hoosiers Alec Purdie and Kevin Alston (pictured […]

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