On Friday, the Houston Dynamo waived midfielder/winger Tyler Pasher. The Canadian international was a backup winger for the Dynamo, but was one of the more important depth pieces for the 12th-place club. Pasher appeared in 17 matches for the Dynamo, starting two of them. The 28-year-old had issues finding the field for meaningful minutes, though, as Pasher only played 628 minutes (37 minutes per game).
In all reality, the move makes sense for both sides. In the past few months, the Dynamo have brought in wingers Nelson Quinones from Colombian side Once Caldas and Thiago from Brazilian club Flamengo. That's in addition to Designated Player Darwin Quintero and the veteran, Fafa Picault. A crowded winger room just made the pathway to playtime extremely difficult, and the 12th placed Dynamo are most likely looking to the future. Understandably, the Dynamo are trying to find out what they have with their youth. With all that being said, leaving the club makes sense for Pasher and the Dynamo.
Going forward, the rumor is that Pasher will be making a return to Sporting KC. It remains to be determined if that will happen, but for now, Pasher is a free agent. For Houston, Pasher's departure opens up an international roster spot, giving the Dynamo roster flexibility going forward. Overall, Pasher's 6 goals and 3 assists over the last two seasons were a great contribution to a team trying to make its way to the top of the MLS.