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Eric Hassli lifts Whitecaps past Earthquakes, 2-1

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Second-half substitute Eric Hassli scored in the final minute of added time to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 2-1 comeback victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

After taking a pass from Davide Chiumiento, Hassli fired in a shot off goalkeeper Jon Busch's hand and inside the far post for his first MLS goal since August.

Chris Wondolowski scored his MLS-leading 11th goal for the Earthquakes in the 11th minute, and Gershon Koffie tied it for the Whitecaps in the 40th minute.

Vancouver improved to 5-2-3, handing league-leading San Jose (7-2-1) its first loss in eight games.

Updated May 5, 2012

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