Legion signs forward Tyler Pasher

The roster expands already


After announcing the release of several players last Friday, it didn’t take the Legion long to start building up the ranks again. Today, after a few cryptic tweets, the team confirmed the signing of Canadian forward Tyler Pasher.

This is a big win for the Three Sparks. Pasher, who is 28, was a free agent after being let go by MLS’ New York Red Bulls at the end of the past season. They had picked him up in August but never used him. Previously he had been with the Houston Dynamo, also in MLS, for whom he played 36 games over 2 seasons, scoring 6 goals. He also played 1 game for Sporting Kansas City in 2017 before being loaned to their USL affiliate, then called Swope Park Rangers. Additionally, he has played in the USL for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and most recently for Indy Eleven, where he became known as a key goal scorer. He also has international experience, having gained 2 caps for his native Canada.

Obviously, the end-of-year roster changes had left a few holes in the Legion attack. This fills one of the holes very nicely indeed. Since the team sat on that update rather longer than many other teams, it seems likely they already had this deal in their back pocket. They subjected us to a slightly worrisome weekend before giving us some big positive news very quickly. That can’t be said for quite a few other teams.

Pasher will be on a multi-year deal. Coming in as a free agent, this is a major steal for the Legion and props are due to the front office for getting him. 

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