Former Newcastle Academy player praises the club for his development

Tyler Pasher #38 of Toronto FC tries to get away from Joe Cole #10 of Liverpool. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Tyler Pasher #38 of Toronto FC tries to get away from Joe Cole #10 of Liverpool. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

This former player in the Newcastle United system is thriving in the second division of the United States.

A lot of players come and go from the Newcastle United youth and reserve system. Some players go on to feature for the first team while others either fade out of soccer or find success in the sport elsewhere. For one player that trained with the academy and the reserves, he is enjoying a breakout season in the United States and credits a lot to his time with the Magpies.

Tyler Pasher is a star for Indy Eleven of the USL Championship, the league below Major League Soccer in the United States. He is the reigning Player of the Month in the league and has scored eight goals in the first nine matches of the season. Back when he was younger, he was molded in the Newcastle United system.

For more than five years, Pasher bounced back and forth for Canada to England as he would train with the Newcastle squads during breaks from school, in the summer or otherwise.

Talking to The Beautiful Game Network, Pasher talked about the impact that his time on Tyneside had in his career.

“My time in Newcastle taught me everything I know about the game today and the passion that I have for it,” he told BGN. “Seeing what competition was like at such a young age and the drive that these kids had was incredible.”

Pasher’s time with the youth system overlapped with players like Andy Carroll and Sammy Ameobi and the Canadian explained that he keeps in touch with some of the players he met during his time and that some have visited him across the pond.

Issues to secure the necessary work permits essentially ended his run with the Magpies and he returned to his native Canada to join the academy of Toronto FC.

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After leaving the TFC Academy and playing briefly in Finland, Pasher played for multiple teams around the United States, including leading Swope Park Rangers to the second division’s playoff final in back-to-back seasons, before joining Indy Eleven.