How Does Hassli Fit In?

By John Molinaro Sportsnet

TORONTO FC RETAINS HASSLI AS A DP
Toronto FC has locked up one of its marquee players for next season.

Earl Cochrane, TFC’s director of team and player operations, told sportsnet.ca on Monday that the club has exercised its contract option on Eric Hassli.

The French striker’s future has been the subject of debate and speculation ever since the 2012 Major League Soccer regular season ended last month — specifically whether Hassli would remain as a designated player or if TFC would renegotiate and get him to sign a new deal for lesser money.

But Cochrane confirmed that Hassli will remain with the club as a DP.

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