USC's Amy Rodriguez Named To U.S. Olympic Team
May 27, 2012
USC's Amy Rodriguez is bound for her second Olympic Games as a member of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team. The 2008 Olympic gold-medalist was named to the 2012 squad for Team USA by head coach Pia Sundhage today.
Earlier this year, Rodriguez became just the second U.S. player all-time to score five goals in a half when she helped power Team USA to a first-round win over Dominican republic during the CONCACAF Olympic Qualification Tournament. The speedy striker was an All-American and 2007 NCAA Champion with the Women of Troy and became USC's first-ever women's soccer Olympian in 2008. It was her assist in the 2008 Olympic final that set up the game-winning goal for the USA to win gold.
In 2011, after scoring the winning goal to qualify the United States for the FIFA Women's World Cup, Rodriguez became USC's first World Cup finalist. To date, Rodriguez has 85 caps with Team USA and has scored 24 goals.
Rodriguez completed her USC playing career after the 2008 season and finished as USC's No. 4 all-time scorer and as a cornerstone in the program's first-ever NCAA Championship. The 2008 Olympic gold-medalist went on to become the top draft pick in the Women's Professional Soccer draft, selected by the Boston Breakers, and later moved to the Philadelphia Independence. In addition to ranking No. 4 all-time at USC with 31 career goals, Rodriguez stands at No. 2 in career game-winning goals with 12, is No. 4 all-time in career points with 79, and is No. 6 in career assists with 17.