HOW ACQUIRED: 2nd round selection in the 2014 Expansion Draft.
2014 MLS: Out for the remainder of the 2014 season after undergoing reconstructive surgery for torn ACL in right knee on 4/30 ... Started and played 57 minutes of opening game vs New England Revolution on 3/8
2013 MLS: Appeared in 14 games, starting four … Scored game-winning goal in sixth minute of stoppage time at Montreal Impact on June 29
2012 MLS: Appeared in 29 games, starting 18 and scored three goals with three assists … Started first MLS game in 2-0 season-opening victory over Columbus Crew on March 10 … Scored first professional and game-winning goal in 2-1 win over Philadelphia Union on March 18 … Received SBI MLS Rookie of the week after adding a goal and assist in the Rapid’s 3-0 win over the Portland Timbers on Sept. 5 … Scored the game-winning goal against Melbourne Heart in the Consolation Match of the Hawaiian Islands Invitational on Feb. 25. … Trained with Derby County from Dec. 3-12, scoring a goal in a 2-0 friendly win over Notts County.
COLLEGE: In 85 total matches, Cascio scored 24 goals and contributed 25 assists for the University of Connecticut Huskies … Was named 2010 NSCAA First Team All-American, Big East Offensive Player of the Year in 2010, and was a two-time All-Big East First Team selection (2009, 2010) … During his junior year, he was named NSCAA/Performance Subaru Division I First Team All-American, Soccer America MVP Second Team, and was a MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist … As a sophomore, was named to the Northeast Region Second Team and selected to the All-Big east First team … Scored his first goal for the Huskies as a freshman in a 2-0 win over Virginia
PERSONAL: Attended Hamilton High School outside of Phoenix, Ariz., where he led his team in goals during his junior and senior seasons … Was also a member of his school’s football team as a kicker where he helped his team win the 2007 State Championship