THOMAS HASAL

Born: July 9, 1999

Weight: 190 lbs

Height: 193 cm

Current teams: Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS) and Canada National Team U-23

Personal:

Thomas Hasal was Born in Cambridge, Ontario where he lived during his early childhood, later moved to Alberta before settling in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he called home for most of his youth. Hasal holds an EU passport as a dual citizen (Canada) through his parents who are natives of the Czech Republic.

Professional:

Hasal is a skillful goalkeeper who began his playing career with the Whitecaps FC Saskatchewan Academy Centre in 2013, where he quickly caught the eyes of scouts around the world. In 2016, after being offered a residency from the Whitecaps organization, Hasal moved to Vancouver to join the U-18 Whitecaps academy (which became the U-19 team the following year).

In his two seasons in Development Academy competition, Hasal compiled 23 starts in league play, plus eight more in the playoffs. In 2018, he led the U-19 team to the Academy Championship semifinals before playing with the club’s newly launched U-23 development squad.

In early 2019 and after a successful preseason campaign with the first team, Thomas Hasal was signed to a homegrown deal with the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer, becoming another successful academy product to sign with the pros.

At the international level, Hasal received his first Canadian national team invite in 2016 with the U-18 side participating in the men’s U-18 series in El Salvador making a penalty kick save on the second of the two matches against the hosts. He competed in consecutive Concacaf U-20 Championship tournaments in 2017 and 2018, registering two clean sheets in five total starts. He also earned his first call up to a U-23 camp in January 2018.

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