Amy Rodriguez And Team USA Secure Quarterfinal Spot
July 28, 2012
USC's Amy Rodriguez and her U.S. teammates saw their push for another gold medal come closer today as Team USA finished off Colombia with a 3-0 win. That victory keeps the United States squad on top of its group with six points after two games, ensuring a place in the coming Olympic quarterfinals in London.
Today (July 28) in Glasgow, Scotland, the U.S. women shut out the Colombians. Rodriguez came on the pitch for the final 10-plus minutes of the match and helped Team USA continue to heap pressure on Colombia's defense en route to the 3-0 win. Rodriguez and the U.S. team will finish up group play on July 31 against DPR Korea. The match is set to take place in Old Trafford, England, bringing the Olympic soccer action toward the core of the London 2012 competition. Quarterfinals will be played August 3.
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