Alum and Trojan Great Amy Rodriguez Leads FC Kansas City to First NWSL Title

    Amy Rodriguez
    Aug. 31, 2014

    LOS ANGELES - USC alum and Trojan great Amy Rodriguez led FC Kansas City to the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) title, scoring both goals for the club in their 2-1 victory over Seattle Reign FC at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash. on Sunday afternoon.

    Rodriguez, a member of USC's 2007 National Championship team, tallied goals in the 22nd minute and the 56' to give FC Kansas City the 2-0 lead that they never relinquished. The championship was the first for FC Kansas City. Rodriguez, who had an outstanding season, was of three forwards to earn a spot on the NWSL Best XI Team. During the 2014 season, Rodriguez has led her team, FC Kansas City, in goals. She has scored 13 goals and has had three assists in 22 games of play.

    During her time at Troy, Rodriguez was named USC's No. 4 all-time scorer with 31 career goals. She also holds the titles of USC's No. 2 in career game-winning goals with 12, and No. 6 in career assists with 17. In 2008, she was the top draft pick in the Women's Professional Soccer draft, selected by the Boston Breakers. Rodriguez is also a two-time Olympic gold-medalist for her performances at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games.