Hasal steady in Vancouver net as Whitecaps battle NYCFC to 0-0

Sunday, March 6, 2022
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Thomas Hasal made four saves to earn a 0-0 draw against New York City FC on Saturday night. In his first start since losing to the LAFC and Columbus Crew SC on opening day, Hasal has proven himself ready to become Vancouver's No. 1 goalkeeper. This is his first clean sheet of the season and has a solid record of making key saves in the league. His family was in the stands watching the game and he told them he is ready to take the job. Thomas Hasal made four saves to keep the game scoreless in Vancouver's 0-0 draw against NYCFC. It was his first start since being dealt to the Whitecaps, and his performance was excellent. He made three saves in the first half and had a great night in net. In the second half, Hasal recorded a crucial save in the 89th minute. A ball from Santiago Rodriguez was knocked into the box, but Thiago Andrade redirected it to the Vancouver goal. Hasal made a diving stop, but it wasn't enough to save the match. Thomas Hasal has a great start to the MLS season, as he earned his first start after the injury to Maxime Crepeau. Although he did not start as the starting goalkeeper, he had an impressive rookie season and was pressed into action in the 2020 campaign. In addition to missing a few games last year with a stress fracture in his leg and concussion, Hasal is now back to full strength. The game was tight until the 89th minute, when Santiago Rodriguez sent a long ball into the box. The ball was redirected toward the goal by Thiago Andrade, and Thomas Hasal made a huge save to deny the shot.