Vancouver Whitecaps forward Eric Hassli scored what might just wind up being the MLS goal of the season on Saturday night against the Seattle Sounders in a 2-2 road draw.
The beauty of the goal wasn't just that it came late in the match when Vancouver was down a goal against their local rivals. It was that Hassli did it from distance off of a volley -- he played the ball high over a defender to set up the shot -- without being able to see the goal.
The 30-year-old Frenchman admitted that it wasn't all skill that guided the ball into the net. "I closed my eyes and shot," he told the Seattle Times. "I had a lot of luck there."
Regardless, Hassli showed great skill in getting himself into position for the strike, and showed one of the key traits of being a great goal-scorer: Attack the goal no matter where you are on the pitch.