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 24)
Place of birth Southfield, Michigan, United States
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Cincinnati
(on loan from San Jose Earthquakes)
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– San Jose Earthquakes 85 (5)
2017Reno 1868 (loan) 2 (0)
2018–FC Cincinnati (loan) 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 14 July 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 the United Soccer League on loan from San Jose Earthquakes.

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]

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.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Alashe is of Nigerian descent.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Fatai Alashe
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 4 0 0 0 - - 4 0
Total 77 5 3 0 0 0 80 5
Reno 1868 FC (loan) 2017 2 0 0 0 - - 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 - - 2 0
Career total 79 5 3 0 0 0 82 5

Statistics accurate as of 14 April 2018.

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. ^ "Klinsmann Adds Four Players to MNT January Camp Roster". www.ussoccer.com. 
  7. ^ "U.S. picks two Nigerians for Rio 2016 qualifiers". 

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