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 28)
Place of birth Southfield, Michigan, United States
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
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)
2019–2020 FC Cincinnati 14 (1)
2020 Columbus Crew 8 (1)
2021 Sacramento Republic 13 (0)
National team
2015–2016 United States U23 12 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of November 8, 2021
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of January 30, 2018

Abdul-Fatai Alashe (born October 21, 1993) is an American professional soccer player.

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.[1]

He also played in the Premier Development League for Reading United and Portland Timbers U23s.[2][3]

Professional[edit]

On January 15, 2015, Alashe was drafted 4th overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes.[4] He made his debut on March 7 in a 1–0 defeat to FC Dallas,[5] and scored the first league goal in Avaya Stadium history two weeks later in a 2–1 win over the visiting Chicago Fire.[6]

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.[7]

On August 17, 2020, Alashe was traded to Ohio rivals Columbus Crew in exchange for a 2nd round pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, and potentially a conditional $50,000 of General Allocation Money depending on performance.[8] Columbus declined their contract option on Alashe following their 2020 season.[9]

On March 24, 2021, Alashe joined USL Championship club Sacramento Republic FC.[10] Alashe was released by Sacramento following the 2021 season.[11]

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.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Alashe is of Nigerian descent.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of October 27, 2018
Club Season League Open Cup MLS Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
San Jose Earthquakes 2015 Major League Soccer 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
FC Cincinnati 2019 11 1 2 1 0 0 13 2
2020 3 0 - - 0 0 3 0
Columbus Crew 2020 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0
MLS Total 99 6 5 1 0 0 104 7
Reno 1868 FC (loan) 2017 USL Championship 2 0 0 0 - - 2 0
FC Cincinnati (loan) 2018 7 1 0 0 2 0 9 1
Loan Total 9 1 0 0 2 0 11 1
Career Total 108 7 5 1 2 0 115 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Men's Soccer Roster". Michigan State - Official Website Spartan Athletics.
  2. ^ "2013 Reading United AC stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on October 14, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "2014 Portland Timbers U23s stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on February 27, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Quakes select Fatai Alashe in first round of MLS SuperDraft". SJEarthquakes.com. Earthquakes Media Relations. January 15, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  5. ^ "FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes - MatchCenter Boxscore". MLSsoccer.com MatchCenter.
  6. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes 2, Chicago Fire 1 - MLS Match Recap". MLSSoccer.com. Major League Soccer. March 22, 2015. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  7. ^ "FC Cincinnati signs Fanendo Adi, Fatai Alashe ahead of MLS move". espn.com. July 30, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Columbus Crew SC acquires central midfielder Fatai Alashe in trade with FC Cincinnati | Columbus Crew".
  9. ^ "RELEASE | Core of 2020 MLS Cup-winning Columbus Crew SC roster to return in 2021 | Columbus Crew".
  10. ^ "REPUBLIC FC SIGNS 2020 MLS CUP CHAMPION FATAI ALASHE". sacrepublicfc.com. March 24, 2021. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  11. ^ Communications, Republic FC (November 12, 2021). "Republic FC Exercise Contract Options on Four Players, Preparing for 2022 USL Championship Season". Sacramento Republic FC - USL.
  12. ^ "Klinsmann Adds Four Players to MNT January Camp Roster". www.ussoccer.com.
  13. ^ "U.S. picks two Nigerians for Rio 2016 qualifiers". September 21, 2015.

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