With the departure of Sanna Nyassi, the Colorado Rapids went about replacing him by making Tony Cascio the No. 14 pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Cascio was primarily a wide player at UConn and will almost certainly compete for a starting spot right away.
Cascio won't really blow you away with his physical attributes, but he was being called the best pure winger in the draft. Considering he was playing almost exclusively out wide, his numbers weren't too bad at all at UConn.
The four-year starter had at least eight points (or 10 points if you go by the college system) every season. His best goal-scoring year was 2010 when he found the back of the net 10 times in just 19 games. Although his scoring regressed during his senior year to five, he did pick up eight assists.
Supposedly, he can also play in the middle, something that should help him get on the field a little more. During the combine he was doing a good job of picking up defensive responsibilities and that motor could really come in handy at the next level.
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