#15 Tyler Pasher
Height: 5’ 9”
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birthdate: April 27, 1994
Hometown: Elmira, Ontario, Canada
Previous Club: New York Red Bulls (Major League Soccer)
Birmingham Legion FC announced the signing of former USL Championship standout and Canadian Men’s National Team forward Tyler Pasher on December 12, 2022.
Pasher most recently made 36 appearances in Major League Soccer with the Houston Dynamo across the 2021 and 2022 seasons, scoring six goals and adding three assists. The 28-year-old popped up on the Dynamo radar after he parlayed a stellar 2020 campaign in which he scored 10 goals and added two assists in 15 matches with USLC side Indy Eleven into a spot on the All-League Second Team.
“We’re excited to bring Tyler to Birmingham,” said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. “He is someone that [Head Coach] Tommy [Soehn] and I have been tracking for a while, as he’s a talented player with pace, creativity, and the ability to finish that will add a lot to our attacking group.”
After coming up through the Toronto FC Academy, and training with Newcastle United youth sides in England, Pasher made his professional debut in 2013 in Finland for the PS Kemi Kings. He has since spent time in MLS with Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls, and in the USL with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Swope Park Rangers.
“I have been in contact with Coach Tom [Soehn] for quite some time over the years, and his persistence and determination to bring me to the club made my decision a no brainer,” said Pasher. “I am extremely excited to take part in the project the club is building and to join a team of extremely talented players with a lot of experience. I’m looking forward to getting started and to assist the team in any way I can to achieve the goal of bringing trophies to the city of Birmingham.”
The Canadian was a part of the national team set up at the youth level, and then was called up to the senior team ahead of the 2021 Gold Cup, a tournament in which he earned his first two international caps as Canada reached the semifinals.