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Revs' Alston removed from DL after cancer treatment


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Updated: 7/15/2013 1:27 pm Published: 7/15/2013 1:20 pm


Foxborough, MA (Sports Network) - New England Revolution defender Kevin Alston was removed from the disabled list on Monday following treatment for leukemia.

Alston, 25, was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), a rare but treatable form of cancer three months ago. He began training with the club in early June and is ready to go for the team's clash with the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday.

"We're very pleased for Kevin that his treatment has progressed and he's returned to the field," Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in a statement. "From the outset, Kevin was committed to getting back and has maintained an incredibly positive attitude."

Alston started the Revs' first four games this season at left back before learning of his diagnosis.

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 11th on the Revs' career charts in games played, and eighth in games started.


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