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Lassonde, Yamada, both granted their releases by FC Edmonton

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Two Canadian players who asked to be released from the FC Edmonton roster got their wishes granted on Thursday.

FC Edmonton has issued release papers to forward Kyle Yamada and fullback Fabrice Lassonde. The club has confirmed that both players requested to be released.

Yamada had already Tweeted his farewell on Wednesday, but the move was made official on Thursday.

Yamada, a Calgary native who played for Canada at the 2006 Beach Soccer World Cup, hasn’t made a first-team appearance this season after struggling with injuries.

Yamada, was a regular on the team last season, making 18 NASL appearances and playing a total of 1418 minutes. He scored three times and added three assists. He was most often used as a left-sided forward in the 4-3-3 formation. His three goals was good enough for fourth on FC Edmonton’s scoring chart in 2011.

Lassonde played 645 minutes of NASL action this season, most of it coming on early in the year. He was a fixture in the starting lineup early in the season, but struggled to win back his place after dealing with some injury issues.

Lassonde, who had played at FC Ingolstadt of the Bundesliga 2., had trialled for the Montreal Impact in 2011, but was unsuccessful. He came to FCE before the 2012 season and was looked to be the heir apparent to the Eddy Sidra/Alex Suprenant combo who played there in 2011. But, with Kevin Hatchi, Fabien Vorbe and new signing David Proctor all available to play left back, and Antonio Rago established as the everyday right back, Lassonde’s opportunities to play slimmed.

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