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Revolution's Alston diagnosed with leukemia

Updated: April 8, 2013, 2:21 PM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Kevin Alston of the New England Revolution has taken an indefinite leave of absence after being diagnosed with leukemia.

The MLS team announced Monday that the five-year veteran defender will take the leave to undergo treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia. The team said that the condition is rare and treatable and that Alston, 24, will not be hospitalized. He expects to return to the team, the Revolution said.

"The Revolution fully supports Kevin as he begins ...

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