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. He returned to MLS and scored a brace on his Dynamo debut, appearing in 16 matches with 10 starts.
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 for the Ticos was played against the United States on February 1, 2020. Prior to committing to play for Costa Rican, the forward represented the United States at the U23 level in 2015 competing in the Toulon Tournament in France.
OUTSIDE MLS: The 26-year-old joined 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 nine 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.