Mohamed Thiaw

Mohamed Thiaw (born January 24, 1995) is an American soccer player who plays for Miami FC in the National Independent Soccer Association.

Mohamed Thiaw
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Thiaw
Date of birth (1995-01-24) January 24, 1995
Place of birth Dakar, Senegal
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Miami FC
Number 9
Youth career
2011-2014 Bryan Station High School
2012-2014 Lexington FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Cincinnati State 34 (41)
2016–2017 Louisville Cardinals 41 (20)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Portland Timbers U23s 6 (0)
2018 San Jose Earthquakes 0 (0)
2018Reno 1868 (loan) 24 (3)
2019– Miami FC 9 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 August 2019



Born in Dakar, Senegal, Thiaw moved to Lexington, Kentucky as a 15-year-old where he attended Bryan Station High School and after graduation attended Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, where he played OCCAC soccer for two seasons and scored 41 goals in 34 appearances.[1] He was a two-time All-America selection for his performances at Cincinnati State.[2]

Thiaw transferred to the University of Louisville in 2016 and played for the Cardinals for two seasons, scoring 20 goals in 41 appearances.[3]


On January 10, 2018, Thiaw was selected 35th overall by the San Jose Earthquakes during the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.[4] He was officially signed by the club on March 1, 2018, and immediately sent on loan to San Jose's USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC, alongside fellow SuperDraft pick Danny Musovski.[5] Thiaw made his first professional appearance on March 24, 2018, as a 77th minute substitution for Brian Brown during Reno's 1-1 draw with Las Vegas Lights FC.[6]

Thiaw was released by San Jose at the end of their 2018 season.[7]

Career Statistics

As of matches played 3 August 2019.
Club Season League Cup[lower-alpha 1] League Cup Total
San Jose 2018 MLS 00000000
Total 00000000
Reno (loan) 2018 USL 71000071
Total 71000071
Miami FC 2019 NPSL 91010621612
Total 91010621612
Career total 161110622313
  1. Includes appearances in U.S. Open Cup



  • 2015 Junior College Player of the Year
  • 2016 NSCAA All-South Region Second Team
  • 2016 Best XI Second Team
  • 2016 All-ACC First Team
  • 2017 All-ACC Second Team



  1. "Mohamed Thiaw". Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. Danielle Lerner (17 Nov 2017). "After moving to Kentucky at 15, Mohamed Thiaw finds his place with Louisville soccer team". Louisville Courier Journal. Retrieved 1 Mar 2018.
  3. "Mohamed Thiaw - 2017 Men's Soccer". Louisville Cardinals. Retrieved 1 Mar 2018.
  4. "Quakes Select Paul Marie, Danny Musovski and Mohamed Thiaw in 2018 MLS SuperDraft". San Jose Earthquakes. 10 Jan 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. "NEWS: Earthquakes sign two MLS SuperDraft selections". San Jose Earthquakes. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
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