Amy Rodriguez And Team USA Fight On In Group Play
July 25, 2012
The Opening Ceremonies are still days away in London, but there's already a Trojan in the books with an Olympic victory. USC's Amy Rodriguez had a winning day with the U.S. women's soccer team, which fought back to beat France 4-2 in the first day of group play today (July 25).
Rodriguez, who won gold with Team USA in at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, came on in the 76th minute of today's U.S. victory over France. The United State had fallen behind 2-0 in the first 20 minutes of the game before mounting an almost unheard-of comeback with four straight goals to net the win.
The Olympic soccer events are the first to take place at the 2012 Games. Rodriguez and her teammates opened their campaign for a fourth gold medal today in Glasgow, Scotland. The team will remain in Glasgow for the next round of group play, where Team USA takes on Colombia at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday (July 28).
An All-American at USC, Rodriguez competed for the Women of Troy from 2005-2008. In her junior season, Rodriguez helped power USC to its first-ever NCAA Championship, as the Trojans won the 2007 title. The following year, Rodriguez had been called up the U.S. ladder to make her Olympic debut. She would go on to serve up the assist on the game-winning goal in the gold-medal game. Most recently, Rodriguez scored the game-winner herself in a 2-1 USA win over Canada in Team USA's 2012 Olympic Send-off Game.
Stay tuned to A-Rod and the rest of the Trojan Olympians' quest for gold at www.usctrojans.com/london2012