Tony Cascio

Tony Cascio (born March 28, 1990) is an American soccer player.

Tony Cascio
Colorado Rapids Game 4/1/12
Personal information
Full name Anthony Cascio
Date of birth (1990-03-28) March 28, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Gilbert, Arizona, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position(s) Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting Arizona FC
Youth career
2008–2011 Connecticut Huskies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Colorado Rapids 42 (4)
2014Houston Dynamo (loan) 6 (0)
2015 Orlando City 0 (0)
2016 Arizona United 22 (1)
2018 Sporting AZ 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 7, 2018

CareerEdit

College and AmateurEdit

Tony begin his soccer career playing for Hamilton High School in his home town of Chandler, Arizona.[1] Cascio played college soccer at the University of Connecticut between 2008 and 2011. During his time at UConn, Cascio was named 2010 NSCAA First Team All-American, Big East Offensive Player of the Year in 2010, and was a two-time All-Big East First Team selection in both 2009 and 2010. During his junior year, he was named NSCAA/Performance Subaru Division I First Team All-American, Soccer America MVP Second Team, and was a MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist. As a sophomore, was named to the Northeast Region Second Team and selected to the All-Big east First team.[2]

ProfessionalEdit

Colorado RapidsEdit

The Colorado Rapids selected Cascio in the first round (No. 14 overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.[3]

Cascio made his debut during a 2–0 win over Columbus Crew on March 10, 2012.[4] Cascio recorded his first professional goal against the Philadelphia Union on March 18, 2012 by beating defender Chris Albright to fire home past Zac MacMath.[5]

Houston DynamoEdit

Cascio was loaned to the Houston Dynamo for the 2014 season in exchange for a season's use of an international roster spot. He was the first player to be loaned within MLS.[6]

Orlando City SCEdit

Cascio was selected in the 2nd round of the 2014 Expansion draft by Orlando City SC.[7]

Started and played 57 minutes in preseason game and was on the bench for the first two games of 2015 but missed the next six months due to a bulging disc in his back.[8]

Arizona United SCEdit

Cascio signed with Arizona United on March 8, 2016.[9]

Sporting Arizona FCEdit

Cascio signed with Sporting Arizona FC of the UPSL on March 7, 2018.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tony Cascio". MLSsoccer.com.
  2. ^ "Tony Cascio Bio – UCONNHUSKIES.COM – The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies". uconnhuskies.com.
  3. ^ "Rapids pick Tony Cascio in MLS SuperDraft in surprise choice". denverpost.com.
  4. ^ 2012-03-10-COL-v-CLB | MLSsoccer.com
  5. ^ "GOAL: Cascio scores his first as a pro". Colorado Rapids.
  6. ^ "Houston Dynamo acquire midfielder Tony Cascio on loan from Colorado Rapids". Houston Dynamo.
  7. ^ Gianni Verschueren (December 10, 2014). "MLS Expansion Draft 2014 Results: List of Picks for Orlando City FC, NYC FC". Bleacher Report. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "Orlando City's Tony Cascio back on the field after pain-filled year". Orlando Sentinel.
  9. ^ "Arizona United SC Signs Gilbert-native Tony Cascio". Arizona United SC. March 8, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "Sporting AZ FC adds Tony Cascio". Sporting AZ FC. March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018.

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