Le Havre youth product has over 100 USL Championship appearances with Louisville and New Mexico | Image Credit: New Mexico United
PAPILLION, Neb. – Union Omaha today announced the signing of Alexis Souahy, pending league and federation approval. The 28-year-old defender brings a wealth of experience with over 120 appearances across five seasons in the USL Championship.
A native of Montreuil, France, Souahy developed in the youth ranks of then-Ligue 1 side Le Havre AC from 2008 to 2014. In 2014, Souahy moved to the United States to play collegiate soccer at Notre Dame College in 2014 and Bowling Green in 2015. From 2015 to 2017 with the Falcons, Souahy scored six goals in 55 appearances to earn All-MAC Second Team honors in 2017. During his collegiate offseasons, Souahy competed with Flint City Bucks, helping the USL League Two side to a 2016 championship and the Third Round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a win over Indy Eleven.
Souahy made an instant impact in his first professional season with Louisville City FC, playing in 23 league matches and scoring a trio of goals on the way to the club’s USL Cup title in 2018. In his four total seasons as a staple of LouCity’s back line, he recorded 51 blocks, 102 interceptions and 237 clearances.
Souhay then made the move to New Mexico United in 2022, chalking up 26 appearances and helping the club to its third USL Championship Playoffs appearance.
Souahy recorded his first cap for the Comoros national team in an international friendly against Malawi on Dec. 31, 2021. In Sept. 2022, Souahy was an unused substitute in a pair of international friendlies against Tunisia and Burkina Faso.
“Alexis is a proven winner and an experienced pro in the USL,” Omaha General Manager Peter Marlette said. “On the field, in the locker room and in the community, he makes us a better team. I'm excited we were able to get this deal done.”
“I’m very excited to join the club and the team,” Souahy said. “I’m looking forward to meeting the fans, teammates and coaches and to have a great season!”