Viral Video: Vancouver Whitecaps' Eric Hasslie Scores an Amazing Goal

Mikhail Turner@MikhailTurnerContributor IIIMay 18, 2012

Eric Hassli gave Vancouver Whitecaps fans reason to be excited when he equalized against Toronto FC in the semifinal of the Amway Canadian Championship.

What you say? Yes, to be honest this author never heard of that tournament before either but that's not the issue here.

The MLS' two Canadian teams faced off, and one French-born player, who has a decent amount of experience playing in Europe, made waves with his volleyed goal.

This wasn't the first time Hassli has brought down the house with an amazing goal, as it seems the player is no stranger to viral videos or exquisite finishes. Last season, he scored this gem against the Seattle Sounders in an MLS game.

It's pretty hard to say which one may be the better effort. Hassli showed exceptional technique with the volley and the difficulty of the angle and, need for accuracy notwithstanding, he had much to do with the strike against Seattle.

His dejected opponents didn't really stand a chance, though the midfielders may be getting their fair share of flak from teammates for letting the crosser waltz through them so easily.

That is two top-notch strikes in two years from the French striker, and fans of the game, those from Vancouver especially, will be looking to see what else the Whitecaps striker has in his locker.


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