Fatai Alashe

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Fatai Alashe
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Personal information
Full name Abdul-Fatai Alashe
Date of birth (1993-10-21) October 21, 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Southfield, Michigan, United States
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Cincinnati
Number 27
Youth career
2008–2011 Vardar SC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Michigan State Spartans 86 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Reading United 9 (1)
2014 Portland Timbers U23s 11 (2)
2015–2018 San Jose Earthquakes 85 (5)
2017Reno 1868 (loan) 2 (0)
2018FC Cincinnati (loan) 7 (1)
2019– FC Cincinnati 0 (0)
National team
2015–2016 United States U23 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 27, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 30, 2018

Abdul-Fatai Alashe (born October 21, 1993) is an American soccer player who currently plays for FC Cincinnati in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Alashe spent all four years of his college career at Michigan State University where he made a total of 86 appearances for the Spartans and tallied eight goals and eight assists.

He also played in the Premier Development League for Reading United and Portland Timbers U23s.[1][2]

Professional[edit]

On January 15, 2015, Alashe was drafted 4th overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes.[3] He made his debut on March 7 in a 1-0 defeat to FC Dallas,[4] and scored the first league goal in Avaya Stadium history two weeks later in a 2-1 win over the visiting Chicago Fire.[5]

On July 30, 2018, Alashe signed a deal to join FC Cincinnati on loan from San Jose for the remainder of the 2018 season, then joining the team permanently for the 2019 season for $135,000 in allocation money.[6]

International[edit]

In January 2016 Alashe received his first call up to the senior United States squad for friendlies against Iceland and Canada but had to withdraw through injury.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Alashe is of Nigerian descent.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of October 27, 2018
Club Season League Open Cup MLS Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
San Jose Earthquakes 2015 28 2 1 0 - - 29 2
2016 28 3 1 0 - - 29 3
2017 17 0 1 0 0 0 18 0
2018 12 0 0 0 - - 12 0
Total 85 5 3 0 0 0 88 5
Reno 1868 FC (loan) 2017 2 0 0 0 - - 2 0
FC Cincinnati (loan) 2018 7 1 0 0 2 0 9 1
Total 9 1 0 0 2 0 11 1
Career total 94 6 3 0 2 0 99 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Reading United AC stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on October 14, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "2014 Portland Timbers U23s stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on February 27, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "Quakes select Fatai Alashe in first round of MLS SuperDraft". SJEarthquakes.com. Earthquakes Media Relations. January 15, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes - MatchCenter Boxscore". MLSsoccer.com MatchCenter.
  5. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes 2, Chicago Fire 1 - MLS Match Recap". MLSSoccer.com. Major League Soccer. March 22, 2015. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "FC Cincinnati signs Fanendo Adi, Fatai Alashe ahead of MLS move". espn.com. July 30, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "Klinsmann Adds Four Players to MNT January Camp Roster". www.ussoccer.com.
  8. ^ "U.S. picks two Nigerians for Rio 2016 qualifiers".

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