Tony Cascio

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Tony Cascio
Colorado Rapids Game 4/1/12
Personal information
Full name Anthony Cascio
Date of birth (1990-03-28) March 28, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Gilbert, Arizona, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position 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

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

Career[edit]

College and Amateur[edit]

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]

Professional[edit]

Colorado Rapids[edit]

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 Dynamo[edit]

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 SC[edit]

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 SC[edit]

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

Sporting Arizona FC[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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