Will Alston stay or will he go?

[2:10 UPDATE]

Kevin Alston has decided to turn pro, his father Larry confirmed today. More details to come.

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One quick soccer note to get the week started. One of the biggest offseason impacts on the 2009 Hoosiers may be the decision of junior defender Kevin Alston.

Coach Mike Freitag said Alston is high on the board of many in the MLS, and with new guaranteed multi-year contracts for early entries and six-figure salaries, it will be a tough decision. “Right now, I’d say there’s a 50-50 chance he could go to the pros early,” Freitag said.

Alston, who was scheduled to head home following exams and talk with his family, was first team all-Big Ten this season and a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division I All-Great Lakes Region team.

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  1. Man, I’m gonna miss Alston if he turns pro. Those marauding runs up the left side, and the creative instinct (which the rest of the team often lacks), as well as his ability to recover on defense, will surely be missed next year.

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