Julio Cascante, training, 8.31.20
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Catching Up With Timbers defender Julio Cascante

Julio Cascante has appeared in five of the Timbers' last six games, including the full 90 minutes of the team's last two: victories over San Jose and Seattle. After not appearing in the Timbers' first 19 games of 2020, the third-year Timber is now seeing regular playing time, helping Portland to a tie atop MLS's Western Conference.

Last week, we caught up with Julio after Portland's 6-1 victory against the Earthquakes - a game that would see the 26-year-old Costa Rican record his first Timbers goal. But instead of focusing on life on the field, most of our Catching Up With talks about Cascante's life away from the game, where he and his wife are two months from becoming first-time parents.