Kenny Saief

Kenny Saief
Kenny Saief
Kenny Saief
Midfielder/Defender
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Real Name: Kenny Saief
HT: 5' 11" WT: 159
Pronunciation: SAFE
Age: 25 (12/17/1993)
Hometown: Haifa, Israel

2019 (FC Cincinnati): Has made eight appearances, including six starts, has scored one goal and has added two assists on the season ... was named to MLS Team of the Week for his performance in Week 4 ... made MLS and FC Cincinnati debut and recorded FCC’s first-ever MLS assist as a second-half substitute at Atlanta (March 10) ... replaced Allan Cruz in the 73rd minute ... recorded the assist on Roland Lamah’s 86th-minute game-tying goal ... earned first FCC and MLS start at New England (March 24) ... scored first-ever MLS goal and added his second assist ... played 31 minutes as a substitute against Philadelphia (March 30) ... replaced Kekuta Manneh in the 59th minute ... earned first start at Nippert Stadium and played 77 minutes against Sporting Kansas City (April 7) ... made third consecutive start and played the full 90 minutes for the first time this season at LAFC (April 13) ... led all FC Cincinnati players with three chances created ... started and played 90 minutes against Real Salt Lake (April 19) ... led all FC Cincinnati players with four chances created ... started and played 69 minutes at New York Red Bulls (April 27) ... was replaced by Allan Cruz in the second half ... was unavailable for selection at Philadelphia (May 1) after picking up a minor injury prior to the match ... returned to the starting lineup and played 90 minutes at San Jose (May 4) ... led FC Cincinnati players in crosses (6) and tackles (4) and posted a season-high passing accuracy of 92% by completing 23-of-25 passes ... missed match against Montreal with a hamstring injury (May 11).

2018-19 (RSC Anderlecht): Made a combined 17 appearances, including five starts, and registered an assist across all competitions … made five UEFA Europa League appearances, including three starts … played 297 minutes in Anderlecht’s group stage matches … made 12 appearances, including two starts, and added an assist in Jupiler Pro League matches … after missing the first seven matches of the season with a leg injury, made regular-season debut in a second-half substitute appearance at KRC Genk (Sept. 15) … began a stretch of seven consecutive appearances … earned first start of the season at Zulte Waregem (Oct. 7) … tallied lone assist at KAS Eupen (Oct. 28) … made a substitute appearance against former side KAA Gent (Nov. 11) … after missing a match, returned for a substitute appearance against KRC Genk (Dec. 2) … made consecutive substitute appearances at Mouscron (Dec. 22) and against Waasland-Beveren (Dec. 27) … made final appearance against KAS Eupen (Jan. 27).

2017-18 (KAA Gent/RSC Anderlecht): Made a combined 22 appearances, including 18 starts, scored one goal and added three assists with KAA Gent and RSC Anderlecht across all competitions … made a combined five appearances with KAA Gent …  made two appearances in the Belgian Cup … played in the Round of 16 against KSC Lokeren (Nov. 29) and in the Quarterfinals at KV Kortrijk (Dec. 12) … made three appearances in the Jupiler Pro League … after missing first 15 matches of the season while recovering from groin surgery, made regular-season debut in a substitute appearance against Mouscron (Nov. 24) … made a second substitute appearance against KV Kortrijk (Dec. 9) … made final appearance with Gent against            RSC Charleroi (Dec. 21) … made a combined 17 appearances, all starts, scored one goal and added three assists with RSC Anderlecht … started and played 90 minutes in each of Anderlecht’s final nine regular-season contests … made RSC Anderlecht debut at KRC Genk (Jan. 21) … scored first goal with Anderlecht against Waasland-Beveren (Jan. 24) … tallied an assist one match later at Standard Liège (Jan. 28) … picked up second assist against Mouscron (Feb. 25) … registered an assist for a second consecutive match at Zulte Waregem (March 3) … appeared in eight of 10 playoff matches … suffered an injury in second-to-last playoff match at KAA Gent (May 13).

2016-17 (KAA Gent): Made 47 appearances, including 36 starts, scored eight goals and added five assists across all competitions … made nine appearances, including eight starts, scored one goal and added one assist in the UEFA Europa League … scored in group stage match against Turkish club Konyaspor (Sept. 29) … added an assist in Round of 16 match against KRC Genk (March 9) … made four appearances, all starts, and added an assist in UEFA Europa League qualifiers … recorded an assist in qualifying round against Shkendija Tetovo (Aug. 25) … made three appearances, including one start, in the Belgian Cup … made 25 appearances, including 17 starts, scored four goals and added two assists in the Jupiler Pro League … featured in 22 of the club’s first 23 contests … made season debut as a second-half substitute at KV Kortrijk (July 31) … recorded first assist of the season at RSC Charleroi (Aug. 13) … scored a goal and added an assist against KVC Westerlo (Aug. 21) … scored second goal of the season against Waasland-Beveren (Nov. 6) … began a stretch of three consecutive matches with a goal … scored at Royal Excel Mouscron (Nov. 19) … tallied for fourth time of the season against KV Kortrijk (Nov. 27) … made six appearances, all starts, scored three goals and added an assist in Jupiler Pro League playoffs … missed first two matches of the playoffs against Club Brugge (April 2) and at RSC Anderlecht (April 9) because of an adductor injury … scored a goal and added an assist at KV Oostende (May 7) … recorded second goal of playoffs against SV Zulte Waregem (May 18) … scored for a second consecutive match at Club Brugge (May 21).

2015-16 (KAA Gent): Made 37 appearances, including 26 starts, scored four goals and added four assists across all competitions … made seven appearances, including four starts, and added an assist in the UEFA Champions League … recorded an assist in Round of 16 first leg match against VfL Wolfsburg (Feb. 17) … made two appearances, both starts, in the Belgian Cup … started and played 90 minutes in Belgian Supercup final win against Club Brugge (July 16) … claimed first trophy of professional career … made 18 appearances, including 10 starts, scored two goals and added three assists, in Jupiler Pro League … scored first goal of season in season opener at KVC Westerlo (July 26) … recorded first assist of season at Royal Excel Mouscron (Oct. 16) … began a stretch of three consecutive matches with an assist … picked up second assist against KV Oostende (Oct. 24) … notched another assist at KSC Lokeren (Oct. 27) … scored second goal of season against RSC Charleroi (Nov. 8) … made 10 appearances, all starts, and scored two goals in Jupiler Pro League … scored first goal of playoffs against RSC Anderlecht (April 21) … picked up a straight red card at KRC Genk (April 24) … tallied second goal of playoffs at SV Zulte Waregem (May 15).

2014-15 (KAA Gent): Made 24 appearances, including 11 starts, scored three goals across all competitions … made four appearances, including three starts, and scored one goal in the Belgian Cup … scored in the first leg of the quarterfinal-round match at KSC Lokeren (Dec. 17) … made 18 appearances including seven starts, in the Jupiler Pro League … made season debut as a second-half substitute against KV Kortrijk (Aug. 29) … picked up first goal of season against Royal Excel Mouscron (Sept. 14) … scored second goal of campaign against KV Oostende (Jan. 25) … made two appearances in the Jupiler Pro League playoffs … made playoffs debut at Standard Liège (April 17) … started and played all 90 minutes at RSC Anderlecht (May 24).

2013-14 (Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon): Made 28 appearances, including 23 starts, and scored nine goals across all competitions … made 23 appearances, including 17 starts, and scored seven goals in the Ligat ha’Al regular season … made team debut and scored first goal in match at Ironi Kiryat Shmona (Aug. 31) … scored in a second consecutive match against Hapoel Raanana (Sept. 21) … recorded third goal of season against FC Ashdod (Jan. 11) … scored for a second consecutive match at Beitar Jerusalem (Jan. 19) … picked up fifth goal of the season at Hapoel Acre (Feb. 15) … tallied a brace at Maccabi Petah Tikva (March 8) … made five appearances, all starts, in the Ligat ha’Al relegation round … scored first goal of relegation round at FC Ashdod (March 29) … recorded second goal at Hapoel Haifa (April 12) … picked up two yellow cards and was ejected in the 47th minute.

2012-13 (Hapoel Haifa/Ironi Kiryat Shmona): Made a combined five appearances in Liga ha’Al matches with Hapoel Haifa and Ironi Kiryat Shmona … made three appearances for Hapoel Haifa … made season debut with Hapoel Haifa at Bnei Sakhnin (Nov. 3) … recorded a second consecutive appearance against FC Ashdod (Nov. 10) … made final appearance with Hapoel Haifa against Hapoel Acre (Nov. 24) … made two appearances for Ironi Kiryat Shmona … made debut with Ironi Kiryat Shmona (Feb. 9) … made final appearance at Hapoel Tel Aviv (Feb. 16).

2011-12 (TSV 1860 München U-19s): Made seven appearances, including six starts, scored three goals and added two assists for the TSV 1860 München U-19s in the Youth Bundesliga … made TSV 1860 München U-19 debut, scored a goal and added an assist at 1.FC Saarbrücken U-19s (Feb. 19) … recorded an assist for a second consecutive game against Greuther Fürth U-19s (Feb. 26) … recorded second goal of season at 1.FSV Mainz 05 U-19s (March 18) … picked up third goal at Karlsruher SC U-19s (April 15).

2010-11 (Bnei Sakhnin): Made six appearances, including one start, for Bnei Sakhnin across all competitions … made four appearances, including one start, for Bnei Sakhnin in the Ligat Ha’Al regular season … made professional debut as a second-half substitute at Maccabi Petah Tikva (Jan. 23) … began a stretch of four consecutive appearances … made first professional start against Hapoel Beer Sheva (Jan. 29) … made two appearances in the Ligat ha’Al relegation round … made an appearance at Hapoel Petah Tikva (April 23) … made second consecutive appearance against FC Ashdod (April 30).

INTERNATIONAL (United States): Has earned four caps for the United States Men’s National Team after representing Israel at various youth international levels … made USMNT debut as a second-half substitute against Ghana in an international friendly prior to the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup (July 1) … made three appearances in 2018 international friendlies … started and played 67 minutes against Paraguay (March 28) … started and played 58 minutes against Colombia (Oct. 12) … made a second-half substitute appearance at England (Nov. 15).

PERSONAL: Born on December 17, 1993 in Panama City, Fla.


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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2019FC Cincinnati96156625215000
Career Totals-96156625215000
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