The Vancouver Whitecaps learned that their designated player Eric Hassli was named to the MLS All-Star roster as an inactive player. Hassli was voted onto the roster by his fellow players and is joined by five other players. The French striker is currently tied for fourth in MLS scoring with eight goals and has been a YouTube sensation after scoring an unbelievable goal against Sounders. While it is highly unlikely that Hassli will see any playing time against Manchester United, he does become the first Whitecap to be named to an MLS all-star team.
It has been an up and down season for the striker who leads the club in goals with nine goals in all competitions. He also has accumulated a high number of cautions, including the MLS leader in game suspensions. Recently, Hassli has become accustomed to the MLS rules and been avoiding run ins with the referees.