Rais Mbolhi

Rais Mbolhi
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Goalkeeper
  • Philadelphia Union
  • 6' 3"
  • 176 lbs.
  • 04-25-1986
  • Paris, France

Acquired the Algerian international and World Cup veteran goalkeeper on July 30, 2014 from CSKA Sofia.

2014: Mbolhi appeared in four matches, logging 360 minutes. Overall, he allowed four goals and made seven saves. His Union debut came on Aug. 24 in a 4-2 win over San Jose. Later in the year, he earned his first career MLS shutout in a 0-0 draw with Houston on Sept. 20.

International: Mbolhi led Algeria to the knockout round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup for the first time in his country’s history. His 11 save performance in the round of 16 against eventual champion Germany helped push the game into overtime. Though Algeria eventually lost 2-1, Mbolhi earned Man of the Match honors. A citizen of both France and Algeria, Mbolhi earned call-ups to the French U-17 and U-18 National Teams before making his debut for Algeria in 2010.

He starred for Algeria in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, keeping a clean sheet in his debut against England. Mbohli was also in net against the United States, the game in which Landon Donovan's famous goal in the 91st minute sent the United States to the knockout stage. That goal was the lone goal conceded by Mbohli in the tournament, though Algeria did not advance past the group stage. 

Mbohli arrived to the Union from CSKA Sofia, one of the top teams in the Bulgarian A Football Group. He began his career in France with Marseille and made stops in Greece and Japan before signing on with Slavia Sofia in Bulgaria in 2009, where he garnered the League’s Best Goalkeeper honors. In 2010, Mbolhi was loaned to CSKA Sofia. Over the next three seasons he made appearances for Krylia Sovetov in Russia and Gazelec Ajaccio in Corsica before returning to CSKA Sofia in 2013.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS MIN SHT SV GA PKG PKA W L T
2014 Philadelphia Union 4 4 360 1 7 4 0 0 1 1 2
Career Totals 4 4 360 1 7 4 0 0 1 1 2

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SHT SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Philadelphia Union 4 4 360 1 7 4 0 0 1 1 2
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS GF GA SOG SV PKA PKG PKS
10/26/2014 PHI @ CLB L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/18/2014 KC @ PHI W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/11/2014 CLB @ PHI L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2014 CHI @ PHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
9/27/2014 PHI @ DC L 0-1 Started 90 0 1 7 4 0 0 0
9/20/2014 HOU @ PHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/13/2014 NY @ PHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/6/2014 PHI @ TOR W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/3/2014 TOR @ PHI W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2014 SJ @ PHI W 2-4 Started 90 0 2 4 2 0 0 0
8/15/2014 PHI @ HOU L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/9/2014 MTL @ PHI W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/1/2014 PHI @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves