Get to know: Amy "A-Rod" Rodriguez

Get to know the newest member of the Utah Royals FC, Amy "A-Rod" Rodriguez:

  • Born: February 17, 1987
  • From: Lake Forest, California
  • Last club: FC Kansas City
  • Won the NWSL Championship in 2014 and 2015, scoring the game-winner in both games
  • Won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup with the United States, after a runner-up finish in the 2011 FIFA WWC
  • Won Olympic Gold in the 2008 Beijing Games, where she played in four of the five matches, scored against New Zealand, and assisted on Carli Lloyd’s gold medal-clinching goal in the championship match. Rodriguez also secured Gold in the 2012 London Olympics, scoring five goals in qualifying
     
  • No. 1 pick in the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer college draft
  • Began playing for the United States Women’s National team in 2005 at 18 years old. Since then she has made 130 appearances, scoring 30 goals
     
  • High School Gatorade Player of the Year in 2005
  • Mother to two boys, Ryan (4) and Luke (1)
  • Is married to former USC water polo All-American, Adam Shilling
     

 

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