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Rate the Reds: Nicolas Hasler strengthens his claim for starting spot

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Another goal from the wing-back.

MLS: Toronto FC at New England Revolution Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto FC signed Nicolas Hasler for a reason, but they can hardly have expected him to adjust to his new surroundings this quickly. The wing-back netted his third goal in eight appearances in Saturday’s 2-1 loss against the New England Revolution.

Hasler has not only provided accomplished depth behind Steven Beitashour but is now pushing the 30-year-old for his place in the starting lineup. Choosing between the two of them might be the most difficult selection decision Greg Vanney has to make when the playoffs start.

The Liechtenstein international was voted your man of the match at Gillette Stadium ahead of Raheem Edwards and Victor Vazquez.

At the other end of the scale, Michael Bradley did not impress our readers despite providing the assist for Hasler’s goal and Greg Vanney received his fair share of downvotes after enforcing a number of changes to his regular lineup.

1. Nicolas Hasler +96
2. Raheem Edwards +76
3. Victor Vazquez +69
4. Tosaint Ricketts +67
5. Jonathan Osorio +44
6. Justin Morrow +41
7. Jordan Hamilton +31
8. Steven Beitashour +27
9. Drew Moor +25
10. Jay Chapman +1
11. Armando Cooper 0
12. Clint Irwin -1
13. Marky Delgado -8
14. Greg Vanney -15
15. Michael Bradley -39