Fatai Alashe

Fatai Alashe
Fatai Alashe
Fatai Alashe
Midfielder
27
Real Name: Fatai Alashe
HT: 6' 0" WT: 175
Pronunciation: fuh-TIE uh-LAH-shay
Age: 26 (10/21/1993)
Birthplace: Southfield, MI
Hometown: Northville, MI

2019 (FC Cincinnati): Made 11 appearances, including four starts, and scored one goal ... made the matchday 18-man roster for the first time at New England (March 24) ... made 2019 season debut by replacing Victor Ulloa against Real Salt Lake in the 77th minute (April 19) ... earned first start of the season and played 90 minutes against San Jose, led all FCC players with two shots on goal (May 4) ... scored first goal of campaign against Montreal after entering the match as a substitute (May 11)  ... missed four consecutive matches because of a hamstring injury ... returned to the starting lineup and made first career start at right back against the LA Galaxy (June 22) ... was unavailable for selection in eight consecutive matches because of a hamstring injury ... made first appearance in over two months and played 26 minutes at FC Dallas (Aug. 31) ... made four consecutive appearances, including a start against Atlanta United (Sept. 18) ... did not dress against Chicago (Sept. 21) … appeared as a substitute in last home game of the season against Orlando (Sept. 29) … started in final regular-season game at D.C. United (Oct. 6) … U.S. Open Cup: Made second-half appearance in the Fourth Round match against Louisville City FC, replacing Victor Ulloa in the 71st minute of ... started and played 84 minutes of Round of 16 Match at Saint Louis ... was replaced by Emmanuel Ledesma in the second half.

2018 (San Jose Earthquakes/FC Cincinnati): Made 22 combined appearances, including 12 starts, and scored one goal across all competitions … with San Jose Earthquakes, made 12 MLS appearances, including two starts, for a total of 353 minutes … made first appearance of the year as a second-half substitute against Minnesota United FC (March 3) ... made first start of the year against Houston (April 14) ... played 27 minutes in a substitute appearance at Minnesota United FC (May 12) ... began a streak of five consecutive appearances and made longest substitute appearance of the season at Chicago (June 2) ... started and played 89 minutes vs. LA (June 30) ... made final appearance with the Earthquakes at Montreal, logging four minutes of action (July 14) … with FC Cincinnati, made nine combined appearances, all starts, and scored one goal … started each of FC Cincinnati’s USL Cup Playoff matches … made FC Cincinnati debut in a start at central midfield and played 62 minutes against Charleston Battery (Aug. 18) ... recorded his first goal for the Orange and Blue at Atlanta United 2 (Aug. 22) ... started and played 55 minutes at Tampa Bay Rowdies (Aug. 25) ... started and played 72 minutes against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (Sept. 1) ... played all 90 minutes for first time as an FC Cincinnati player at Louisville City FC (Sept. 11) ... returned to the starting lineup at Richmond after missing two matches due to a minor knee injury. (Sept. 26) ... made seventh start of the year and played 90 minutes at Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (Oct. 6).

2017 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 17 appearances, including 13 starts … made a second-half substitute appearance in the semifinal round of the 2017 U.S. Open Cup at Sporting Kansas City … opened the MLS season with eight consecutive starts … made season debut in San Jose’s season opener against Montreal (March 6) … made first substitute appearance and played 12 minutes at Minnesota United FC (April 30) … suffered a knee injury that forced him to miss six consecutive matches between May 28 and July 5 … made first appearance in over two months as a second-half stoppage time substitute against Columbus Crew SC (Aug. 6) … made four additional appearances in the month of August … made two appearances on loan with San Jose’s USL affiliate, Reno 1868 FC.

2016 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 28 appearances, including 27 starts, scored a career-high three goals and added an assist … named to MLS 24 under 24 list, presented by EA Sports … started and played full 90 minutes in U.S. Open Cup fourth-round match at the Portland Timbers … missed the season opener against Colorado due to a groin injury (March 6) … made season debut and played 71 minutes in central midfield against the Portland Timbers (March 13) … began a stretch of eight consecutive starts …  recorded first goal of the season against New York (April 13) … added second goal at the LA Galaxy (May 22) … notched lone assist of the season against Toronto FC (July 16) … recorded career-high third goal of the season, the game-winning goal, against Real Salt Lake (Oct. 1).

2015 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 28 appearances, including 27 starts, scored two goals and added an assist during his rookie campaign … finished second in voting for MLS Rookie of the Year Award behind Orlando City SC’s Cyle Larin … appeared as a substitute in U.S. Open Cup fifth-round match against the LA Galaxy (July 1) … made MLS debut as a substitute in the 81st minute of the season opener at FC Dallas (March 7) … made first career start at Seattle Sounders FC (March 14) … scored first career goal and first-ever goal at Avaya Stadium in home opener vs. the Chicago Fire (March 22) … recorded first career assist in a 5-0 win at Sporting Kansas City (Aug. 19) ... recorded a goal vs. Seattle Sounders FC (Sept. 12).

College (Michigan State): Scored 14 goals and tallied 15 assists in 85 appearances for the Spartans … Helped Michigan State reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament as a senior, defeating Oakland and Washington along the way … Earned NSCAA All-American Second Team and All-Midwest Region honors during his senior season … Named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team as a junior … Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team after appearing in all 19 games.

High School/Club: Named to the All-Area, All-Conference, All-District, and All-State teams both as a junior and as a senior at Northville High School … Led his high school team in scoring both his senior (9) and junior (10) seasons … Member of the District Championship team as a sophomore … Played on the U-17/18 Vardar Academy team, where they were the 2010 Development Academy National Champions … Earned varsity letters his sophomore, junior and senior years, and was a captain as a senior.

International (United States): Called up to the U.S. Men’s National Team in January 2016, but was forced to withdraw to due to injury … made multiple appearances with the USMNT U-23 side, scoring two goals.

Personal: Born Oct. 21, 1993 in Southfield, Mich. … Son of Waheed and Polly Simms Alashe … Brother, Latif Alashe, played soccer at Michigan.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2019FC Cincinnati11414340859020
2018San Jose Earthquakes122035300010010
2017San Jose Earthquakes17130120106318160
2016San Jose Earthquakes282732335119941280
2015San Jose Earthquakes282722317219532451
Career Totals-967366640352221107221
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