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 27)
Place of birth Southfield, Michigan, United States
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sacramento Republic
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 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 November 10, 2020
‡ 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 Sacramento Republic in the USL Championship.

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]

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.[7] Columbus declined their contract option on Alashe following their 2020 season.[8]

On March 24, 2021, Alashe joined USL Championship club Sacramento Republic FC.[9]

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.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Alashe is of Nigerian descent.[11]

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. ^ "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. ^ https://www.columbuscrewsc.com/post/2020/08/17/columbus-crew-sc-acquires-central-midfielder-fatai-alashe-trade-fc-cincinnati
  8. ^ https://www.columbuscrewsc.com/post/2020/12/14/release-core-2020-mls-cup-winning-columbus-crew-sc-roster-return-2021
  9. ^ "REPUBLIC FC SIGNS 2020 MLS CUP CHAMPION FATAI ALASHE". sacrepublicfc.com. March 24, 2021. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  10. ^ "Klinsmann Adds Four Players to MNT January Camp Roster". www.ussoccer.com.
  11. ^ "U.S. picks two Nigerians for Rio 2016 qualifiers".

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