14. Colorado Rapids: Tony Cascio, F, UConn
The Colorado Rapids are now under a system of a new coach, a coach that has shown a love of offensive flair in his players back in Dallas. Unfortunately, they're a team right now without much offensive flair outside of a deep striker corps. Tony Cascio is probably the best pure winger in the draft and has shown fairly well during the combine playing both right wing, central mid and forward, and he might just be the young spark that the Rapids need.
He has fantastic touch near the box and is not afraid to shoot the ball, which is a problem that the Rapids have had for a while now, which is why their leading scorer last season was a defensive midfielder who never scored from anything but set pieces. Even better, he can play box-to-box and defend, something that Sanna Nyassi would never dream of doing. Seeing as how Cascio would likely be Nyassi's replacement of sorts, I can't see how that's a bad thing.
This pick was made by Chris "UZ" White, managing editor of Rapids blog Burgundy Wave.