Amy Rodriguez And Team USA Top Group Play
July 31, 2012
USC product Amy Rodriguez and her United States teammates have made a strong move toward the Olympic podium in finishing on top of group play to scoot into the quarterfinals. Today's 1-0 win over DPR Korea, paired with the opening 4-2 win over France and a 3-0 win over Colombia, has Team USA secured as a group winner.
A 2008 Olympic gold medalist, Rodriguez has been a late sub for Team USA in all three wins in this 2012 group play. Today (July 31) vs. DPR Korea, Rodriguez came on around the 80th minute of action today to help the USA keep pressure on to the final whistle. The Trojan great and the United States squad next play on 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.
Follow A-Rod and Team USA in their pursuit of another Olympic gold medal at www.usctrojans.com/london2012