April 4, 2013
STORRS, Conn. --- As the 2013 MLS season gets into full swing, former UConn players are making an impact with their respective teams.
Midfielder Tony Cascio (Gilbert, Ariz.), who starred at UConn from 2008-11, has started in two of the five games played by the Colorado Rapids and was named Man of the Match by MLSoccer.com in the Rapids’ 2-2 tie with the Portland Timbers. Cascio has taken seven shots this season, including one shot on goal.
Chivas USA rookie midfielder Carlos Alvarez (Los Angeles, Calif.), a UConn standout 2009-12, has played three games, made two starts, has already scored a goal, fired in another shot that was ruled an own goal, and has earned Man of the Match honors. He scored in his first MLS game against the L.A. Galaxy.
Andrew Jean-Baptiste (Brentwood, N.Y.), a Husky from 2010-11, has been a solid defender for the Portland Timbers. He has made four starts, playing all 90 minutes in each. Jean-Baptiste earned his first assist in a 1-1 draw against Seattle. He has taken four shots, two shots on goal.