Player Details


Fatai Alashe


6' 0"


170 lbs

Date of Birth

10.21.1993 (29)


Northville, Mich. USA


2023 MLS Regular Season
2023 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary



How he joined the club: First round selection (No. 4 overall) out of Michigan State by the Earthquakes in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.

2017 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 17 appearances and 13 starts … U.S. Open Cup: Entered as a substitute in the 70th minute in the Semifinal against Sporting Kansas City on Aug. 9, ending in a 5-4 penalty shootout loss ... MLS Cup Playoffs: Did not make an appearance in loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Oct. 25. 

2017 (Reno 1868 FC): Spent time at Quakes affiliate USL club Reno 1868 FC playing in two games against OKC Energy FC (1-0 L) on Aug. 2 and LA Galaxy II (2-1 W) on Sept. 6. 

2016 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 28 appearances with 27 starts … Scored three goals and gave one assist …  Was named to MLS 24 under 24 list, presented by EA Sports. U.S. Open Cup: Started and played full 90 minutes against the Portland Timbers in 2-0 loss at Providence Park on June 14.

2015 (San Jose Earthquakes): MLS: Made 28 appearances and 27 starts during his rookie campaign … Finished second in voting for the MLS Rookie of the Year Award … Made his MLS debut as a substitute in the 81st minute at FC Dallas on March 7 … Made his first career start at Seattle Sounders FC on March 14 … Scored his first career goal and first ever goal at Avaya Stadium vs. the Chicago Fire on March 22 … Recorded his first career assist in a 5-0 win at Sporting Kansas City on Aug. 19 ... Scored a goal vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Sept. 12 ... U.S. Open Cup: Did not play vs. Sacramento Republic FC on June 16 … Entered as sub in the 77th minute vs. the LA Galaxy on July 1 … ICC: Entered as a sub at halftime and played 45 minutes vs. Club America on July 14 … Started, played 62 minutes and scored a goal vs. Manchester United on July 21.

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 Experience: Called up to the U.S. Men’s National Team in January 2016, but was forced to withdraw to due to injury … Has made multiple appearances with the USMNT U-23 side, scoring two goals since joining the squad in 2015. 

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