Eric Hassli look
Getty Images

Whitecaps FC striker Eric Hassli named 2011 MLS All-Star

Major League Soccer announced today that Vancouver Whitecaps FC striker Eric Hassli has been named as one of six inactive players on the final 2011 MLS All-Star roster, as voted by MLS players.

In his first season in MLS, Hassli has scored eight goals to this stage, good for a tie for fourth place overall in the league. This includes two goals in the ‘Caps most recent match - a 2-2 draw on the road against San Jose Earthquakes - as well as a surefire Goal of the Year candidate on June 11 at Seattle Sounders FC.

Hassli was voted an All-Star by his peers via an MLS player ballot. As an inactive player, he is not expected to participate in Wednesday’s MLS All-Star Game.

Joining Hassli on the inactive list is goalkeeper Nick Rimando of Real Salt Lake, as well as midfielders Osvaldo Alonso of Seattle Sounders FC, Dwayne De Rosario of D.C. United, Juninho of LA Galaxy, and Joel Lindpere of New York Red Bulls.

This Wednesday, July 27, the MLS All-Stars battle reigning English Premier League champions Manchester United FC at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, in the 2011 MLS All-Star Game. Kickoff for the match is set for 5:30 p.m. PT and will be shown live in Canada on TSN.

Topics: 

MLS LIVE now only $7.99

Decision Day presented by AT&T is Sunday. But, one thing is already decided. MLS LIVE is the best way to watch all the out-of-market action on Decision Day (October 22)*. You can watch multiple games on multiple devices or watch four games on one screen with your laptop. Subscriptions are only $7.99 (or $4.99 if you use our iOS app). *Some blackout rules apply.

MLS Decision Day presented by AT&T

Sunday, October 22 at 4:00pm ET

Decision Day is the only day of the season when every team plays at the exact same time. The result is the most intense and dramatic two hours of the MLS season as teams fight for playoff positions. Watch MLS's thrilling end to the season on TSN & MLS LIVE.

Secure your playoff seats!

Are you ready to rise #ForVancouver? The ’Caps are bringing playoffs back to our city! Be a part of the best sporting atmosphere in Vancouver when the ‘Caps play in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs. Get your tickets now.