Home Sports Redskin ‘Saskatoon Schmiechel’: Thomas Hasal’s breakout game was a reminder of his roots SportsRedskin ‘Saskatoon Schmiechel’: Thomas Hasal’s breakout game was a reminder of his roots August 6, 2020 8 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Thomas Hasal’s phone blew up, with so many notifications that he almost couldn’t believe that it wasn’t some glitch. The 21-year-old Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper had become a social media sensation during his team’s MLS is Back knockout game against Sporting Kansas City, at least within the hyper-specific world that is North American soccer Twitter. The Whitecaps lost on penalties, but through little fault of Hasal’s. Kansas City fired off 37 shots in regulation and scored with none of them. Hasal made eight saves, stopped a PK, too, and nearly got his hand to another; his teammates were the ones who missed three of their four attempts. Hasal’s performance was so outstanding — and his story, as a third stringer unexpectedly forced into action, was so compelling — that he was dubbed the Oliver Kahn of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Schmeichel and the Great Wall of Hasal by various observers. Reading through… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In Killian Hayes, the Pistons get a shot at an intriguing French connection Latest concoction by UC recruiting brings prospects ‘inside’ Nippert on gameday Six espoirs pour le Canadien au 16e rang de la première ronde [Fansided: Riggo's Rag] – Washington Football Team: Five positives and negatives from loss to Browns Arsenal making progress but Arteta needs backing to compete with the champions Lightning are Champions Dispatch: Complete game, stubbornness and drunken Zooms Stars 20/20: Great stories don’t always have happy endings Reviewing Flyers’ cap with Robert Hägg back, Shayne Gostisbehere on trade block Red Sox fans’ guide to the MLB playoffs: Is there anyone worth following here? The 49ers’ IR-shuffle: Deebo Samuel is coming off while Jordan Reed goes on [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – NFL Week 3: Monday Night Football Kansas City Chiefs vs Baltimore Ravens [NFL: Washington Redskins] – The Game | Episode 2 | Breaking Down The Loss To The Browns LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.