Whitecaps Fans Pay Tribute to Departed Eric Hassli

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Tatooed on our hearts/Photo: John May

Vancouver Whitecaps fans bid their own farewell to Eric Hassli, their mercurial French striker who was traded late on Friday to rivals Toronto.

In the 29th minute of their home tie with San Jose Earthquakes, the fans raised an “Eric Hassli” chant and the banner pictured above.

Vancouver went on to surprise the league leaders with a 2-1 win which narrows the Western Conference table considerably.

Dane Richards scored a fine solo goal, demonstrating his scorching pace, before Barry Robson slammed home a penalty kick. Alan Gordon had equalised in between those goals.

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Steve is the founder and owner of Prost Amerika. He covered the expansion of MLS soccer in Cascadia at first hand. As Editor in Chief of soccerly.com, he was accredited at the 2014 World Cup Final. He is the former President of the North American Soccer Reporters Association/ Originally from Glasgow, he is a supporter of the Great Glasgow Alternative, Partick Thistle.

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