Dec. 6, 2012
MOOR FARM, England - Former UConn All-American Tony Cascio ('12) is currently training in England with Derby County and scored in a friendly against Notts County this past weekend. Cascio and three other Colorado Rapids players traveled to England as part of a 10-day training session with one of England's oldest clubs.
Andre Akpan, Tony Cascio, Chris Klute and Martín Rivero will train with English Football League Championship club Derby County from December 3-12. The four players will train at Derby, a 128-year-old club currently in the second tier of English soccer, under the direction of manager Nigel Clough.
Cascio scored in the opening match of the training session on Saturday against Notts County, also a member of the England Football League Championship.
Cascio was selected No. 14 overall by Colorado in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft and finished his excellent debut season with three goals and three assists in 29 games (18 starts). His 1,692 minutes were the most by a Rapids rookie since Nat Borchers in 2003.
Tony Cascio's First MLS Goal
A star at Connecticut, Cascio was named a 2010 NSCAA First Team All-American and a semifinalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy. Cascio led UConn to the 2011 NCAA Quarterfinals as a senior, scoring goals in his last two games in Storrs.
He entered the 2011 season as a Preseason All-American, a member of the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List and the BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. He finished his final season in Storrs with 18 points on five goals and eight assists. Cascio finished his career with 73 points on 24 goals and 25 assists. He was named to the 2011 All-BIG EAST Second Team as a senior after earning a spot on the All-BIG EAST First Team as a junior and sophomore.