Whitecaps Extend Hasal Contract
With Thomas Hasal set to step into a number one role with the Vancouver Whitecaps this season, the MLS side has signed the youngster to a contract extension that runs until 2023.
The new deal also includes club options for 2024 and 2025, ensuring that the 22-year-old has a good chance to feature at BC Place for years to come.
The Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper roster has seen massive change over the last month or so, with Maxime Crepeau reuniting with Marc Dos Santos at LAFC and Evan Newton undergoing a loan to El Paso Locomotive due to family reasons.
The club has made it clear that trusts Thomas Hasal with number one duties going into the 2022 MLS season. The youngster made seven appearances for the side last year, before which a breakout campaign at the MLS Is Back Tournament saw the Saskatoon-raised youngster impress with a string of solid saves.
“Thomas has shown us he has the ability to become one of Canada’s best goalkeepers,” said Sporting Director Axel Schuster, “over the past few years, working directly with our goalkeeping coach Youssef Dahha, Thomas is now ready for the next stpe, and we look forward to seeing him make the most of this opportunity.”
Hasal was delighted to extend his contract with an MLS side which had secured a playoff position for itself last season.
Since coming to Vancouver, I’ve developed immensely with the help of the club and the staff. I’m looking forward to continuing that growth, but more importantly to doing everything in my power to help the club reach our goals. After last season, it was clear that we’re starting to build a culture here at the club and I’m excited to be a part of that. Vancouver has been my home over the past few years, and I want to repay the fans, club, staff, and my teammates, by showing I can be a top goalkeeper in the league.Thomas Hasal
Hasal developed with the Whitecaps FC Saskatchewan Academy and eventually landed with the MLS side’s academy in 2016. He then progressed up to the developmental squad in 2018, earning call-ups for Canada at the U-18, U-20, and U-23 levels.
The club has recently signed 20-year-old Isaac Boehmer to a one-year deal that included options all the way to 2025. Last season saw Boehmer make his professional debut for Pacific FC en route to a North Star Shield win, so it’ll be interesting to see if he gets any playing opportunities with the ‘Caps this season.
The Whitecaps are also looking to secure a veteran goalkeeper to add to its roster for the 2022 MLS season, too. The side kicks things off away to Columbus Crew on Saturday.
Thomas Hasal’s extension with the Vancouver Whitecaps runs through to 2023, with club options for 2024 and 2025.