HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from San Jose Earthquakes on July 30, 2018.
Alashe possesses many 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 will look to be a key building block for FC Cincinnati in their second MLS season.
INTERNATIONAL: Alashe was 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.
NOTES: Scored the first ever MLS goal at Avaya Stadium in the 2015 campaign.