Hassli has taken Vancouver by force

Updated: September 15, 2011, 1:07 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

Sometimes the soccer gods throw you a bone. And sometimes they throw you 200 pounds' worth, in the form of a striker your team desperately needs.

During preseason in Arizona this spring, where the Vancouver Whitecaps were preparing for their expansion season, it became obvious that the Caps needed another striker. They had picked up Atiba Harris in the expansion draft and taken Omar Salgado first overall in the SuperDraft. But Harris is a journeyman, and Salgado an unfinished ...

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