New England Revolution defender Kevin Alston is set to undergo treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).
The 24-year old former USA youth international has been diagnosed with the rare but treatable condition and will now focus on overcoming the cancer of the white blood cells.
"The Revolution fully supports Kevin as he begins treatment," Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in a statement.
"Right now, the most important thing for Kevin, and his family, is to concentrate on returning to full health. Kevin's had a tremendous attitude since the diagnosis and his positivity is an inspiration for all of us."