Player Details


Kalif Alhassan


5' 10"


161 lbs

Date of Birth

10.16.1990 (32)


Accra, Ghana


2023 MLS Regular Season
2023 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary
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ACQUIRED: Signed with the Timbers on Dec. 15, 2010, after playing in eight games with Portland’s second-division club in 2010.

2014: Tallied one goal and one assist in 15 appearances (five starts) during the 2014 season, Alhassan's fifth season with the Timbers, dating back to the team's final year in the second division ... Provided two assists in three starts in 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League group play ... Played 90 minutes in consecutive 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches against Orlando City U23s (June 17) and Sporting Kansas City (June 24) ... Started his first match of the season April 5, contributing an assist in a 4-4 draw against Sounders FC ... Made his 80th MLS appearance as a second-half sub on March 29 at FC Dallas ... Became the first Timbers MLS player to appear in each of the club's four season-opening matches, coming on as a second-half sub in a 1-1 draw against Philadelphia on March 8 ... Has recorded 99 all-time career appearances for the Timbers since 2010. 

<strong>2013:</strong> Played in all four games during the club&#39;s run in the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs, registering 140 minutes and one assist ... Assisted on the game-winning goal by Darlington Nagbe in the 2-1 road win at Seattle Sounders FC on Nov. 2 in Leg 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals ... Started 15 of his 30 appearances during the regular season ... scored a career-best three goals, including two game-winners ... Tallied this game-winning strike in a 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC at JELD-WEN Field on Oct. 13 ... His strike was voted MLS Goal of the Week for Week 33 ... His three goals this season is a career high ... Started and scored his second goal of the season in a 4-0 win over Toronto FC on Sept. 7 at JELD-WEN Field ... His game-winner against Toronto FC was voted MLS Goal of the Week for Week 28 ... Also made a headed clearance off the goal line against Toronto FC that was also voted MLS Save of the Week for Week 28, becoming one of the first MLS players to win both honors in the same week ...Came off the bench and scored his second career MLS goal in the 86th minute of a 3-3 draw against Real Salt Lake on Aug. 21 ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Norwich City FC of the EPL in a friendly July 24 at JELD-WEN Field ... Started and played 45 minutes in a 1-0 win over Mexico&#39;s Monarcas Morelia in a friendly July 3 to help the club claim the inaugral Copa Verde ... Made his seventh league start of the season and assisted on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory against FC Dallas at JELD-WEN Field on June 15 ... Recorded his second assisted of the season on Will Johnson&#39;s goal in second-half stoppage time in a 3-0 victory against Chivas USA on May 12 at JELD-WEN Field ... Coming off the bench against Chivas USA, become the second Timbers player this season to record a point as a sub ... Made his fourth start of the season and took a team-high four shots in a 1-1 road draw at FC Dallas on May 8; it was his first start since April 14 ... Played 61 minutes as a first-half sub, replacing an injured Diego Valeri, in the 2-0 win over Houston on April 6 at JELD-WEN Field ... Became the only Timbers player to start in each of the club&#39;s three season home openers since joining MLS in 2011 ... Recorded an assist on March 3 against New York, becoming the only Portland player to record at least a point in each home opener ...Played in three of the club&#39;s four matches during the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, helping it reach the semifinals &ndash; its deepest run in the U.S. Open Cup in club history ...Started in each of the club&#39;s third- and fourth-round matches in the U.S. Open Cup against the Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO) and Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL), respectively ... Assisted on Frederic Piquionne&#39;s third goal of the night in a 5-1 win over Wilmington on May 29 at JELD-WEN Field ... Made five starts for the Timbers Reserves in the MLS Reserve League, notching one asssist ... Assisted on the game-winning goal by Jose Valencia in a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes Reserves on July 28.<br>
<strong>2012: </strong>Played in 16 matches during the regular season, recording one goal and two assists ... Hampered by multiple injuries during the season ... Assisted the game-winning goal and scored his first MLS goal in a 3-1 win over Philadelphia in the Timbers&rsquo; season opener March 12 at JELD-WEN Field; it was the first three-point performance of his MLS career ... Led the Timbers to their first comeback win as an MLS side ... Was named the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) Player of the Week for Week 1, becoming the first MLS Timbers player to earn NASR Player of the Week honors ... Assisted the go-ahead goal by Kris Boyd in the third minute of a 5-3 loss to the LA Galaxy on July 14; it was the quickest goal scored by the Timbers in 2012 ... Recorded two assists in three appearance for the Timbers Reserves during the MLS Reserve League season, contributing to wins over the Chivas USA Reserves July 29 and Seattle Sounders FC Reserves Sept. 16.<br>
<strong><strong>2011:</strong> </strong>Was awarded the Timbers&rsquo; Young Player of the Year for his performance throughout the season ... Finished sec&shy;ond among team leaders with six assists, including three game-winning assists, in 32 matches ... Became the third player in MLS history, joining LA&rsquo;s Carlos Hermosillo (1998) and New York&rsquo;s Jorge Rojas (2008), to record assists in each of his first three home matches and went on to tally five assists overall in the Timbers&rsquo; first five home fixtures ... Started 18 consecutive matches from April 2-July 30 and started a total of 27 matches on the year ... Was named to;s Team of the Week in Week 5 and was one of six Timbers selected to the AT&amp;T 2011 MLS All-Star voting ballot.<br>
<strong><strong>2010:</strong> </strong>Was signed by the Timbers on Aug. 19 and played in six regular-season matches (3 starts) during the USSF Division-2 Pro League season ... Scored the game-winning goal &ndash; his first goal with the club &ndash; in a 1-0 victory over the Puerto Rico Islanders on Sept. 18 ... Tallied in the regular-season finale Oct. 2 against the Vancouver Whitecaps, which ended in a 2-2 draw ... Started both of the Timbers&rsquo; first-round playoff matches against Vancouver.<br>
<strong><strong>2007-10:</strong> </strong>Began his professional career with Liberty Professionals in Ghana&rsquo;s GLO Premier League in 2007 ... Helped Liberty Professionals reach the semifinals of the 2009 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Club Championship ... Played with the club through the 2010 campaign before arriving in Portland.<br>
<strong><strong>INTERNATIONAL:</strong> </strong>Has been a member of Ghana&rsquo;s National Team system since 2007 ... Played for both the U-17 and U-20 National Teams ... Was first named to the Ghana U-20 National Team pool in 2008 and has participated in several camps with the U-20s, including ones for the 2009 Youth African Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup ... Called into camp with the senior national team for the 2009 African Cup of Nations Championship.<br>
<strong><strong>PERSONAL:</strong></strong> Pronounced &ldquo;KA-leaf AL-hass-on.&rdquo;<br>