Eric Hassli lifts Whitecaps past Earthquakes, 2-1

Second-half substitute Eric Hassli scored in the final minute of

added time to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 2-1 comeback victory

over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

After taking a pass from Davide Chiumiento, Hassli fired in a

shot off goalkeeper Jon Busch’s hand and inside the far post for

his first MLS goal since August.

Chris Wondolowski scored his MLS-leading 11th goal for the

Earthquakes in the 11th minute, and Gershon Koffie tied it for the

Whitecaps in the 40th minute.

Vancouver improved to 5-2-3, handing league-leading San Jose

(7-2-1) its first loss in eight games.