Amy Rodriguez and the U.S. National Team Sit Atop the World After Winning World Cup Title|
July 7, 2015
USC's Amy Rodriguez started collecting championship hardware as a Trojan, her winning efforts spanning the 2007 NCAA Championship with USC before stepping onto the Olympic gold-medal podium in Beijing and London with Team USA. Now, Rodriguez and her fellow U.S. National Team members have given the U.S. its third star, as the team won the 2015 World Cup in Vancouver, Can., this past weekend.
Rodriguez made her first start in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup against China in the quarterfinals after seeing her first 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup action against Sweden on June 12, 2015.
Rodriguez was a junior on USC's 2007 national championship squad -- the only Pac-10 team ever to win the NCAA women's soccer title. Less than a year later, the All-American also became USC's first women's soccer Olympic Gold Medalist. Now, with her selection to the USA's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup team, Rodriguez is the first Trojan to play for Team USA at the premier international soccer event, and is looking to become the first to win a World Cup medal. She joins two other Women of Troy to have competed at the World Cup. In 1999, four-time All-American Isabelle Harvey played for Canada, and Susie Mora (Cognetta) played for Mexico.