How He Joined The Club: Haji was selected by the Earthquakes with the No. 2 overall pick in the first round of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft and was signed to the club as a Generation adidas player.
2019 (San Jose Earthquakes/Reno 1868 FC): Made four appearances in MLS play … Made MLS debut against the New England Revolution on May 11… Made 10 starts in 15 appearances for San Jose’s USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC … U.S. Open Cup: Started and played 69 minutes in Fourth-Round Matchup against Sacramento Republic FC on June 11 … Did not feature in Round of 16 matchup against LAFC on June 20 … International Friendlies: Played three minutes as a substitute against C.F. Monterrey on March 23 … Recorded nine minutes as a substitute against Real Valladolid C.F. on July 16.
College: As a freshman at New England College, he led the team in goals with nine in 14 games and helped the Pilgrims win their first North Atlantic Conference men's soccer championship … He later joined Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and tallied two goals and eight assists (17 starts) in his first year with the Rams (2017). Haji’s efforts helped his side finish second in the A-10 Conference and reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2013 … Haji made 18 starts from 18 appearances for the Rams in the 2018 season. He posted five goals and 10 assists to help VCU clinch the A-10 regular season championship.
Personal: Haji’s parents are refugees from Somalia. After spending time in a refugee camp in Kenya, where Siad was born, they moved to the United States in 2004. Haji’s family settled in Manchester, New Hampshire where he grew up playing soccer and learning English by watching PBS kids.