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Cancer can’t stop Revolution’s Kevin Alston

Kevin Alston’s body twisted as he slid to the turf. His left leg snapped. The 16-year-old soccer player wailed in pain.

Multiple surgeries, two hernias, and a few stress fractures later, the Revolution drafted Alston as a cant-miss defender.

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