Ariel Lassiter at LD Alajuelense (Costa Rica)

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  1. Testudo

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    Jan 29, 1999
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    ...[A]lternate national team selection for 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey... U-17 Golden Ball winner as the most outstanding player at the 2012 United States Youth Soccer National Championships … trained with academy squads at Tottenham Hotspur FC (English Premier League) and Portuguese club giants Sporting Lisbon … four-year letterwinner, two-year captain and 2012-13 Male Athlete of the Year honoree at Great Oak HS … two-time Southwestern League Offensive MVP honoree (2011-13) … named to the All-California Interscholastic Federation state third team as a sophomore for the 2010-11 season and finished as a two-time Inland Empire High School Player of the Year selection.… [G]randfather, Roy Lassiter, Sr., played for Washington Redskins … … Ariel Daniel Lassiter was born on Sept. 27, 1994 in Turrialba, Costa Rica.
    http://www.gopoly.com/sports/msoc/2013-14/bios/lassiter_ariel_l0zv
     
  2. iamalfred

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    Aug 15, 2010
    Very promising debut for Lassiter. The game was on TV so I took the chance to watch it. He started the game and played 73 minutes at the left wing before being substituted. Of course there were some moments where you saw that he was new to the level and to his teammates but overall he was really involved, made lots of runs and played well. The TV-commentators also praised him quite a bit as well as the GAIS manager who pointed out in the postgame interview how impressed he has been with Lassiters character. Lassiter officially got the assist on the second GAIS goal (they won the game 2-1) when his shot was deflected and fell down right in front of the GAIS forward (see video below).

     
  3. iamalfred

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  4. USAMEX10

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    How has he looked compared to other American prospects you've seen before ( Cobi Span for example)?
     
  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    That goal probably doesn't happen if Lassiter doesn't take that positive first touch -- the ball was played right to his feet and the defense would surely have closed him down if he hadn't kept the play moving forward. That's a pretty confident play for a young guy making his pro debut. (Of course, calling that an assist -- well, why not?)
     
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  6. iamalfred

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    Aug 15, 2010
    Lassiter started his third game in a row today and scored a penalty to make it 2-0 GAIS which also ended up being the final result. I didn't watch the game so I can't report any more then that but here's the penalty:

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    I've only seen him in a couple of games so it's a bit early to say. The most notable thing though when comparing with players like Brian Span and Billy Schuler is that Lassiter plays with confidence, takes initiatives and gets involved in games. Span and Schuler most often, especially at the start, looked very hesitant and lost when they played while Lassiter from the first minute has looked like he belongs.
     
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  7. USAMEX10

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    Wow sounds like they like him a lot enough to trust him taking penalties. Looks promising. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Gorky

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    Thread title update?

    Roy's Boy: Ariel Lassiter at GAIS (sorry Ariel)

    And move to YA Academy since it's 2nd division? @bungadiri @Friedel'sAccet
     
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  9. iamalfred

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    Aug 15, 2010
    Lassiter hasn't gotten on the scoresheet since the last update, but he has been involved in creating a couple of goals in the last two games however:

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  10. USAMEX10

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    Lol were those 2 own goals?? Well looks impressive a young player consistently looking dangerous for his team even if it is 2nd division in Sweden.. I hope he moves to the first division soon.
     
  11. iamalfred

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    Aug 15, 2010
    The first one is an own goal. The second one is his forward teammate "stealing" the goal on the goal line when the ball was already heading in. But that might be a good thing in the end since that forward is usually one of the best poachers in the league but has struggled alot to return to his usual goalscoring form after being out injured and having surgery.
     
  12. GalaxyKoa

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  13. Smithsoccer1721

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    MLS Twitter account confirms
     
  14. Chance

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  15. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    LA Galaxy II sign forward Ariel Lassiter
    http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2015/01/la-galaxy-ii-sign-forward-ariel-lassiter
     
  16. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    And he has signed with Liga Deportiva Alajuelense in Costa Rica's top tier:

    https://lda.cr/article/anthony-lopez-es-un-honor-volver-a-este-club

    Striker Ariel Lassiter will join the rojinegra family starting this Friday. Lassiter, who was born in Turrialba, Cartago, will be part of the reinforcements for the Closing Tournament 2019 that will start next January 13th.

    The last team of Lassiter was the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer (MLS) , where he played from the beginning of 2016 until the end of 2018.

    This is also the club his father played for.

    @TheFalseNine -- Let's update the title.
     
  17. BostonRed

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    Profile from the club:

    https://lda.cr/article/lassiter

    The new reinforcement of Alajuelense for the Closing Tournament 2019, Ariel Lassiter was incorporated this Friday to the trainings with the team, after the medical tests were done in the morning hours.

    Upon his arrival in the country, Lassiter expressed his desire to start group work.

    "I am very excited to start training, work to win games and God wants to be champions," said the attacker.
     
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  18. BostonRed

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    This appears to be a friendly one-night tournament called "90 Minutos Por La Vida." The teams play a short game with the winners of the first 2 meeting in the final match. A translated Wikipedia page seems to indicate the tiebreaker is an MLS old school shootout -- 40 meters and 6 seconds to shoot.

    https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torneo_90_Minutos_por_la_Vida
     
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    @TheFalseNine -- He has made a 1st team appearance, so let's promote him!
     
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