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MLS Huskies Part II: A Day In The Life

May 4, 2015

Every week, UConn men's soccer will take a look at some of the former Connecticut standouts currently playing in Major League Soccer or other professional leagues. We will provide updates on their teams and share some insight from the players, who have all answered a variety of questions regarding their pro careers.

MLS Weekly Recap
Cyle Larin | F | Orlando City (Record: 2-2-4) | Sunday's Result: 3-2 win over Ponte Preta (Friendly)

>> Entered the match in the 79th minute
>> Tallied the game-winner, scoring on a penalty kick in the 90th minute
George Fochive | MF | Portland Timbers (Record: 2-4-3) | Saturday's Result: 0-0 draw with Vancouver
>> Dressed but did not see any playing time
Tony Cascio | MF | Orlando City (Record: 2-2-4) | Sunday's Result: 3-2 win over Ponte Preta (Friendly)
>> Did not appear
Andre Blake | GK | Philadelphia Union (Record: 1-3-6) | Saturday's Result: 1-0 loss to Toronto FC
>> Dressed but did not see any playing time
Sergio Campbell | D | Columbus Crew (Record: 3-2-2) | Saturday's Result: 4-1 win over Philadelphia
>> Did not appear

This Week's Question: What does a typical day for a pro soccer player look like?
Cyle Larin --
"A typical day for me starts at 8 a.m. when I wake up. I leave for training around 8:30 a.m., and I get to the training ground at 9 a.m. I usually get some physical rehab prior to heading out on the field for practice. Training finishes around 10:30 a.m., and after we might do a little light lifting. Then I get some rehab done for any injuries before showering and eating."
George Fochive -- "
Training is typically at 10 a.m. so I usually get up around 7:30 a.m. to get ready and head to the facility. I do some exercises in the gym to prepare for training, and we go out 10-15 minutes before the session begins to play the possession game rondo.After training we have gym, lunch and treatment, and I usually head back home around 1:30 p.m.Everything goes into those couple of hours each day, as that's the time you have to be productive at work. You have to bring all the energy and focus you can to make the session good. The rest of the day you are free and can relax."
Tony Cascio -- "For me, a typical day would be to train in the morning around 10 a.m. and then maybe take a cold tub bath depending on how training was. After that, I shower, eat lunch and then go home and have the rest of the day to relax."
Andre Blake -- "
A typical day of an MLS player would first of all be getting enough sleep the night before so you are fresh and ready to go for practice. I would normally get to practice two hours prior to training and start getting myself ready both mentally and physically. I take part in foam rolling and maybe a light workout and stretches during that time. Then I would get into the hot or cold tub if necessary. We then have a meeting to discuss the ideas for training before we hit the field. Following training, I do a workout before I shower and head home to rest."
Sergio Campbell -- "A typical day consists of getting up, fueling your body, practicing for about two hours and then getting treatment. You have lunch and hang out with the team and then you go home, where you make yourself dinner and relax until you wake up and do it again."
Jossimar Sanchez (Defender for the Swedish Pro Team Nykopings BIS) -- "A typical day includes a lot of time off. I wake up around 9:30 a.m. and make some breakfast. Then I walk around the town or meet up with the guys. I head to the locker room around 3-4 p.m. if I want to work out or do rehab before practice. We'll train from 6-8 p.m., and some days we watch film after practice."