Emir Alihodzic

Position: Midfielder
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Born: September 2, 1993
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Citizenship: United States


COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

2015: Alihodzic appeared in 17 matches for Nebraska-Omaha, scoring four goals and adding two assists. His 31 shots ranked third on the roster. The midfielder / defender converted on each of his three penalty kick attempts. He earned All-West Region Third Team honors after leading the Mavericks to the Summit League semifinals for the first time in school history.

2014: As a junior, Alihodzic made 15 starts in 17 appearances. He scored his lone goal of the 2014 campaign against Belmont on September 7. He ranked third on the team with 1,371 minutes.

2013: In his sophomore campaign, Alihodzic started all 15 appearances as a defensive midfielder. He scored two goals on two penalty attempts – against Grand Canyon (August 30) and Milwaukee (October 2). Alihodzic recorded at least one shot on goal in nine fixtures, which tied for the team-high.

2012: After beginning the campaign at right back before the central midfielder midway through the season, Alihodzic started 14 of his 15 appearances. He recorded a goal and an assist on August 26 against Bellevue. In his freshman season, he paced the Mavericks with 30 shot attempts. 

PERSONAL

The son of Latif and Hasa Alihodzic, he has one brother, Mujo. Alihodzic’s cousin, Fazlo, was his teammate in the midfield with the Mavericks.

ACQUIRED

Alihodzic was selected with the 13th pick of the Third Round (54th overall) in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft and signed by S2 on March 9, 2016.