HOW ACQUIRED: Selected with the No. 4 pick of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 15, 2015.
Alashe is a promising young central midfielder that proved to be one of the top rookies in MLS in 2015. He possesses many of the qualities typical of a modern defensive midfielder – he is strong in the tackle, can get the ball to his team's creators and is both athletic and durable. He has also chipped in on the attacking end, contributing two goals and two assists in the 2015 campaign. He scored the first ever MLS goal at Avaya stadium in the 2015 campaign.
- SJearthquakes.com: Alashe Bio
- WATCH: Alashe scores first goal in Avaya Stadium history
- Fatai Alashe highlights at Michigan State
INTERNATIONAL: Alashe has been a regular for the US U-23 national team since his first first call-up in spring 2015. He was called into the combined senior and U-23 national team camp in January 2016, but had to withdraw due to injury.
COLLEGE: Scored 14 goals and tallied 15 assists in 85 appearances during his four years at Michigan State. Helped Michigan State reach the NCAA quarterfinals as a senior in 2014, defeating Oakland and Washington along the way. Earned NSCAA All-American Second Team and All-Midwest Region honors during his senior season.