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#8 AMY RODRIGUEZ

Position: Forward

Height: 5'4"

Date of Birth: 2/17/1987

Hometown: Lake Forest, CA

Citizenship: USA

College: University of Southern California

Twitter: @AmyRodriguez8

 

Professional: (2016) Missed season due to Pregnancy; (2015) Had another excellent club season despite playing in and starting just 11 matches due to WNT commitments; Played 956 minutes and scored six goals with four assists; She then scored two goals in the NWSL playoff semifinal as FCKC defeated the Chicago Red Stars 3-0 and scored the game-winning on a header in the club’s 1-0 victory against the Seattle Reign as the club won its second consecutive championship; It was her sixth NWSL post-season goal and she was named the MVP of the championship game; Finished the season tied for seventh all-time in NWSL goals with 19; (2014) After missing the inaugural season of the NWSL due to her pregnancy, Rodriguez had a dominant first year with FC Kansas City; Finished as the runner-up for the NWSL Golden Boot award after scoring a league second-best 13 goals, finished third in the voting for NWSL MVP, and was named to the NWSL Best XI First Team; Scored both goals in FCKC’s 2-1 victory over Seattle Reign in the NWSL Championship Game, giving the club its first NWSL title; Scored the opening goal in the semifinal game of the playoffs against Portland Thorns FC to help FCKC win the game 2-0 and advance to the championship game; Played in 22 games for FCKC and started 21; Scored the first goal of the 2014 NWSL season on April 12 against Sky Blue FC;  (2013) Allocated to Seattle Reign FC for the inaugural season of the NWSL, but missed the entire year due to pregnancy and the birth of her son on Aug. 6; On Nov. 7, she was traded from the Seattle Reign to FC Kansas City for Kristie Mewis (who was later traded to the Boston Breakers); (2011) Played 641 minutes over 10 matches for the Philadelphia Independence of the WPS, starting six, and scored two goals; Scored in both of Philadelphia’s playoff matches, tallying the second goal in the 2-0 victory over magicJack in the Super Semifinal and then equalized in the 88th minute of the championship game against the Western New York Flash, sending the game to OT before Philly eventually fell in penalty kicks; (2012) Had a breakout season with the Philadelphia Independence, leading the team in scoring with 12 regular season goals and six assists; Finished third in the league in goals; Scored the winning goal in the first round of the playoffs in overtime against the Washington Freedom to send her team to the Super Semifinal; Finished second on the team in minutes played with 2,001; Named to the WPS Best XI and a starter in the WPS All-Star Game; (2009) The No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 WPS College Draft by the Boston Breakers for the inaugural WPS season in 2009; Started 11 of the 17 games she played for the Breakers, scoring one goal; Traded to the Independence on Sept. 29, 2009, during the WPS offseason.

U.S. National Team: (2015) A member of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champions, in her second World Cup she saw 118 minutes of action in two games and played a vital role in the 1-0 Quarterfinal victory against China PR in her only start of the tournament; Played 589 minutes over 15 games in 2015 while starting five and scored two goals with three assists; Scored against Switzerland on March 6 at the Algarve Cup after coming in as a second-half sub and started the championship match, helping the USA defeat France 2-0 and win its 10th Algarve Cup title; (2014) After a year off due to pregnancy, Rodriguez came back into the lineup for the National Team as a sub in the 88th minute of a 1-0 win against Canada on Jan. 31… Appeared in 12 games and started four for the U.S…. Scored her first goal of the year during her third game back on the field on Feb. 12 in a 8-0 USA victory over Russia… Helped the U.S. win the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship – seeing action in two matches – to qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup;  (2013) Did not play for the WNT as she was pregnant and had her first child, a son Ryan, who was born on Aug. 6; (2012) Played in 29 matches, a career high, while starting five games; Scored nine goals with five assists; Tied a U.S. record with five goals in a match, all in the second half, when she came into the first match of the year at CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying against the Dominican Republic in Vancouver, Canada; All of her goals came as a substitute; Also scored against Brazil and nabbed the winning goal against Canada in the waning minutes of a 2-1 victory in a friendly in Sandy, Utah; Played in four matches at the Olympics, all off the bench, and won her second Olympic gold medal; Played in all five games at CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying, which included three starts, and had six goals and three assists; (2011) Started all 18 games she played for the USA and saw 1,102 minutes of action; Scored four goals with three assists; Played in her first Women’s World Cup at the senior level, starting the first five matches of the tournament; (2010) Played in 17 matches, starting 11, and finished third on the team in scoring with seven goals (topping her career high of six achieved in 2008) and one assist; Scored her first career hat trick against Guatemala at the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament, in which she played four games, starting three, and scored four times; Scored one of the biggest goals of her career in the second leg of the Women’s World Cup playoff series against Italy, pounding in the game-winner in a 1-0 victory on Nov. 27 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.; Started both legs of the playoff series and played all but five minutes over the two games; (2009) Started five of the seven games she played for the USA; (2008) Played in 26 matches while starting 11; Scored her first two full international goals in the first match of the year against Canada and added another against Norway in the Algarve Cup; Made a strong run to earn a spot in the Olympic Team, then came off the bench in the first match before starting the final five games; Scored once at the Olympics, against New Zealand, but had two assists, including the pass on the game-winner to Carli Lloyd in the gold medal game; Scored six goals with seven assists on the year including two game-winners against Brazil in 1-0 victories at the Peace Queen Cup in South Korea and in a friendly match in Commerce City, Colo., before the Olympics; (2006) Earned three caps in 2006, all off the bench at the Algarve Cup; (2005) Earned two caps at the Algarve Cup, playing as a sub against Finland and Denmark; Worked her way from the U.S. U-17s to the U-19s to the U-21s to the full WNT during the course of a year from March of 2004 to March of 2005

College: Had 31 goals and 17 assists in 82 games at USC; (2008) First Team All-Pac-10; Third Team NSCAA All-American (2007) NCAA College Cup Champion; NCAA College Cup Most Outstanding Player; Second Team All-Pac-10 (2006) game winning goal in first round of NCAA Tournament (2005) Third Team NSCAA All-American; Pac-10 Freshmen of the Year