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MLS Huskies Part V: Player Development At The Pro Level

May 26, 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: 3-4-5) | Sunday's Result: 1-1 draw with San Jose

>> Started up top and played 84 minutes
>> Did not record any shots in the match. Currently ranks second on the team with four goals this year.
George Fochive | MF | Portland Timbers (Record: 3-4-5) | Saturday's Result: 1-0 loss to Toronto
>> Did not appear
Tony Cascio | MF | Orlando City (Record: 3-4-5) | Sunday's Result: 1-1 draw with San Jose
Did not appear
Andre Blake | GK | Philadelphia Union (Record: 3-3-7) | Sunday's Result: 2-0 win over NY Red Bulls
>> Did not appear (Currently injured)
Sergio Campbell | D | Columbus Crew (Record: 4-3-4) | Friday's Result: 2-2 draw with Chicago
>> Did not appear

This Week's Question: What part of your game has improved the most during your pro career?

Cyle Larin -- "The most improved areas of my game since coming into the league are my defensive work on the ball and my movement off the ball when trying to lose a defender."
George Fochive -- "I think I improved my speed of thought on the ball the most."
Tony Cascio -- "I would say the mental side of my game more than anything. This is my fourth year in the MLS, and I have been on a roller coaster. Being on the bench after starting a few games, and then getting hurt and not being able to dress for matches has been a mental challenge. But I am definitely mentally stronger after going through all of it."



Andre Blake -- "The area I have improved on the most is being able to go in day in and day out and get the job done for ten straight months. I had to learn to be consistent and fight even harder for what I wanted because it's all business."
Sergio Campbell -- "I think I have improved my passing and accuracy the most. Columbus likes to possess the ball and move it up out of the backfield. It was an adjustment for me to move away from the long balls and really focus on sharp and accurate passes up the field. I have seen a huge improvement since I first arrived here."
Jossimar Sanchez (Defender for the Swedish Pro Team Nykopings BIS) -- "One area I've really noticed an improvement in would have to be my crossing. Being exploited as a wing back with the New England Revolution definitely helped me improve that area."