HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan, with an option to buy, on August 17, 2020.
The son of MLS Legend Roy Lassiter and a prolific scorer at the USL level, Ariel went to Costa Rica to further his career after the 2018 season. He did just that, having a breakout year with Alajuelense and returns to MLS looking to be a major attacking piece.
INTERNATIONAL: Lassiter has earned six caps with the senior Costa Rican national team making his debut in 2019 in a friendly against Guatemala. His most recent international match with Costa Rica was played against the United States on February 1st, 2020. Prior to committing to play for the Costa Rican full National Team, the forward represented the United States at the U23 level in 2015 competing in the Toulon Tournament in France.
OUTSIDE MLS: The 25-year-old joins the Dynamo after two years in Costa Rica finishing with 24 goals and 16 assists in 64 games for LD Alajuelense. The forward reached the league final in three of the last four Apertura and Clausura seasons with Alajuelense, and led his team with 9 goals in his final semester with Los Leones. In July 2014, Lassiter signed a professional contract with GAIS in Sweden's second highest division, Superattan, where he scored one goal in 12 appearances.
COLLEGE: Lassiter attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2014, where he earned honors on the Big West Conference All Freshman Team.