Saad Abdul-Salaam

Saad Abdul-Salaam
Saad Abdul-Salaam
Saad Abdul-Salaam
Defender
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Real Name: Saad ABDUL-SALAAM
HT: 6' 4" WT: 185
Pronunciation: sahd ab-DOOL sa-LAHM
Age: 29 (09/08/1991)
Birthplace: Charlotte, N.C.
Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio

2020 (FC Cincinnati): Made eight appearances, including five starts ... was unavailable against D.C United (Aug. 21) and Chicago Fire FC (Aug. 25) due to injury ... was unavailable for selection in six consecutive matches due to an injury ... returned to the bench at Minnesota United FC (Oct. 3) ... started and played 90 minutes against Toronto FC (Oct. 11)  ... completed 41-of-44 passes for a 93.2% passing accuracy and co-led the team with three interceptions ... started and played 90 minutes against Columbus Crew SC (Oct. 14) ... co-led the team with nine possessions gained ... won 11-of-13 duels for an 84.6% mark ... started and played 54 minutes against D.C. United (Oct. 18) ... left the game with an injury and was replaced by Rashawn Dally ... was unavailable against Minnesota United FC (Oct. 24) due to an injury ... played 12 minutes against Sporting Kansas City (Oct. 28) ... replaced Zico Bailey in the second half ... started and played 82 minutes against Atlanta United FC (Nov. 1) ... replaced by Nick Hagglund in the second half ... MLS is Back Tournament: Made three appearances, including one start ... made FCC debut, started and played 90 minutes in group-stage match against Columbus (July 11) ... played five minutes as a second-half substitute against Atlanta (July 16) ... replaced Joseph-Claude Gyau in the second half ... logged one minute as a second-half substitute against New York (July 22) ... replaced Joseph-Claude Gyau as a stoppage-time substitute.

2019 (Seattle Sounders FC/Tacoma Defiance): Made 18 appearances, including 11 starts, adding one assist in MLS regular-season matches … did not make an appearance in the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs … claimed second major team championship when club won MLS Cup … made season debut as a second-half stoppage-time substitute at LAFC (April 28) … earned first start and played 90 minutes at right back at Minnesota United (May 4) … earned second 90-minute shift at Philadelphia (May 18) … started and played 90 minutes in three consecutive matches at Montreal (June 5), against Vancouver (June 29) and at New York City FC (July 3) … began a stretch of 10 consecutive appearances … made three consecutive substitute appearances at Columbus (July 6), against Atlanta United (July 14) and against Portland (July 21) … earned four consecutive starts, playing 90 minutes in each match, at Houston (Aug. 4), against Sporting Kansas City (Aug. 4), against New England (Aug. 10) and at Real Salt Lake (Aug. 14) … played 16 minutes as a second-half substitute at Portland (Aug. 23) … began a stretch of four consecutive appearances … made consecutive starts against LA (Sept. 1) and at Colorado (Sept. 8) … made final appearance of season as a second-half stoppage-time substitute against Minnesota United (Oct. 6) … made three USL Championship appearances and added an assist while on loan with Tacoma Defiance … started and played 90 minutes in the first two matches against Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (March 8) and LA Galaxy II (March 16) … recorded the game-winning assist against Sacramento FC (April 1) … U.S. Open Cup: Made one appearance … started and played 90 minutes at center back against Portland in the Fourth Round (June 12).

2018 (New York City FC/Phoenix Rising FC): Made four appearances, including three starts, recording two assists in MLS regular-season matches … made season debut and recorded an assist against Orlando City (March 17) … recorded an assist for a consecutive match at New England (March 24) … earned third consecutive 90-minute start at San Jose (March 31) … made final MLS appearance as a second-half substitute against FC Dallas (April 29) … made nine USL Championship regular-season appearances, all starts … made first USL Championship appearance and played 90 minutes at Las Vegas (Aug. 19) … began a stretch of six consecutive appearances … made consecutive appearances against Saint Louis FC (Sept. 29) and Reno FC (Oct. 6) … made final USL regular-season appearance against Timbers 2 (Oct. 13) … made four appearances, all starts, in the USL Cup Playoffs … started and played 90 minutes in 2018 USL Cup Final at Louisville City FC … U.S. Open Cup: Made one appearance … started and played 90 minutes at right back at New York Red Bulls in the Fourth Round (June 6).

2017 (Sporting Kansas City): Made 12 appearances, including 10 starts, scoring one goal and adding one assist in MLS regular-season matches… made one appearance and played six minutes in MLS Cup Playoffs knockout round match at Houston (Oct. 26) … made season debut as a second-half stoppage-time substitute at Portland (April 15) … earned second appearance as a second-half stoppage-time substitute at Orlando City (May 13) … scored first-ever MLS goal in 90-minute shift against Minnesota United (June 3) … earned second consecutive start against Montreal (June 10) … started and played 90 minutes against Portland (July 1) … began a stretch of three consecutive 90-minute shifts … recorded lone assist of the season at Houston (Oct. 11) … U.S. Open Cup: Made three appearances in Sporting Kansas City’s run to the U.S. Open Cup final … started and played 74 minutes at right back at Houston in the Round of 16 (June 28) … started and played 120 minutes against FC Dallas in quarterfinal round (July 12) … entered as an extra-time substitute against San Jose in semifinal round (Aug. 10).

2016 (Sporting Kansas City): Made 30 appearances, including 26 starts, adding six assists in MLS regular-season matches … started and played 90 minutes in MLS Cup Playoffs knockout round match at Seattle … started and played 90 minutes in Concacaf Champions League group stage matches at Central FC (Aug. 16) and at Vancouver (Aug. 23) … made season debut as a second-half substitute against Vancouver (March 12) … recorded first assist of the season at New York Red Bulls (April 9) … registered an assist for a second consecutive match against Colorado (April 13) … began a stretch of four consecutive starts … recorded third assist of the season at Vancouver (April 27) … was an unused substitute at LA (May 1) … played 13 minutes as a second-half substitute at Houston (May 7) … began the stretch of 24 consecutive appearances to conclude the MLS regular season … made 90-minute appearance at Colorado (May 11) … added another assist against Orlando City (May 15) … picked up fifth assist of the campaign against Seattle (July 24) … registered sixth and final assist of season against LA (Sept. 18) … U.S. Open Cup: Made one appearance … started and played 99 minutes at right back at Minnesota United in the Fourth Round (June 15).

2015 (Sporting Kansas City/San Antonio Scorpions FC): Made 22 appearances, including 10 starts, adding one assist in MLS regular-season matches … started and played 120 minutes in MLS Cup Playoffs knockout round match at Portland (Oct. 29) … made professional debut as a second-half stoppage-time substitute against New England (May 20) … began a stretch of six consecutive substitute appearances … made first MLS start and played 90 minutes at Vancouver (July 12) … started and played 90 minutes in consecutive matches against Montreal (July 18) and at Real Salt Lake (July 24) … registered first MLS assist at Columbus (Aug. 22) … made final regular-season appearance against LA (Oct. 25) … made five NASL Championship regular-season appearances, all starts, while on loan with San Antonio … made San Antonio debut and played 90 minutes against Tampa Bay (April 5) … made final appearance on loan at FC Edmonton (May 17) …  U.S. Open Cup: Made five appearances as Sporting Kansas City went on to win the 2015 U.S. Open Cup … played 34 minutes as a second-half substitute against Saint Louis FC in fourth-round match (June 17) … played 40 minutes as a second-half substitute against FC Dallas in fifth-round match (July 2) … played one minute as a second-half substitute against Houston in quarterfinal-round match (July 22) … started and played 90 minutes at right back against Real Salt Lake in semifinal-round match (Aug. 13) … played 42 minutes as a second-half substitute at Philadelphia in U.S. Open Cup Final.

COLLEGE (Akron):  Played three seasons at Akron (2012-2014), recording three goals and 12 assists in 54 college games … became a regular starter during his junior campaign in 2013, recording five assists in 19 starts … earned All-MAC First Team honors in 2014 as a senior, notching two goals and a team-high six assists while starting all 21 games for the Zips.

Personal: Born September 8, 1991 in Charlotte, N.C.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2021Columbus Crew SC00000000000
2020FC Cincinnati8504240204100
2019Seattle Sounders FC18110106211012120
2018New York City FC4302732105010
2017Sporting Kansas City12101902110312010
2016Sporting Kansas City302602377615332410
2015Sporting Kansas City22100107415313110
Career Totals-9465161121134978760
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