Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Hassli headed to ESPY
July 12th, 2011 11:12PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  television, vancouver whitecaps

MOST COMMENTED

[AWARDS] The spectacular goal scored by Vancouver striker Eric Hassli against Seattle last month has earned him a trip to Los Angeles Wednesday to attend the ESPY awards.

His juggle and shot to the top far corner June 11 has generated more than five million online hits and earned inclusion among the candidates in the Best Play Category. The goal has survived the first round of head-to-head online voting and is included among the eight finalists, which also include Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney's overhead kick against rival Manchester City in February.

The quarterfinal matchups are: Hassli vs. 2010-11 NBA Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin; Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Tim Thomas vs. NFL Pro-Bowler DeSean Jackson; Oklahoma State University’s football squad vs. Rooney, and Anaheim Ducks star Bobby Ryan vs. Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

Voting for the quarterfinals concludes prior to the start of the show (6 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. ET), and once the four semifinalists are determined, subsequent voting is conducted during the program. Votes can be placed at espn.go.com/espys; the same link is used for all rounds of voting.

“I am looking forward to attending the ESPYs and am grateful for all the support I have received from fans,” said Hassli, in a Whitecaps press release. “To be nominated for the Best Play award, alongside star athletes from the NHL, NBA, NFL and EPL is very exciting.”

The Whitecaps, one of two expansion teams added by the league this season, signed Hassli as the team's first Designated Player. He's scored six goals, which ties Camilo for the team lead. The signing of a second DP, Mustapha Jarju, was announced Tuesday.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Business Reporter: Union teams up with Dogfish Head    
The Philadelphia Union will open to a new destination beer garden with Dogfish Head Brewery at ...
Columbus switches USL PRO affiliations    
The Columbus Crew will team up with the Austin Aztex to send players from its first ...
Lee Nguyen: Sitting back is not in Revs' DNA    
The New England Revolution tied an MLS record when it scored nine goals in its first ...
What They're Saying: Jerome Valcke    
"It is easy to destroy a reputation, it takes one second, it takes years to build ...
Champions League scenarios: 11 teams for five spots    
Eleven teams have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League, and 11 more teams, ...
Video Pick: Bend it like Uesato    
Our favorite free kick goal of the week comes from J-League 2, where Consadole Sapporo's Kazumasa ...
Breaking down the NCAA Division I women's quarterfinals    
The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament moves into the quarterfinals with three games on Friday and ...
A back-heel sombrero from Greek boy     
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Greek youth soccer, in a game between AO Ioannina and Agia Eleousa, delivers ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"Obviously they must be very sad with the result but when we lose against a team ...
Report: W-League champion Pali Blues are folding    
The LA Blues won W-League titles as the Pali Blues in 2009, 2009 and 2013 and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives