Rodriguez Called Up To U.S. National Team Camp
Feb. 6, 2006
With the next batch of international competition coming up for the U.S. Women's National Team, head coach Greg Ryan has called up 26 of the nation's top soccer players to participate in the USA camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. USC freshman forward Amy Rodriguez (Lake Forest, Calif./Santa Margarita HS) has received her second call-up to the women's full side, and will participate in the camp in an effort to make the U.S. squad and take another trip to the upcoming Algarve Cup in Portugal. The camp will run Feb. 6-19, and the Algarve Cup is set for March 9-15. Team USA will face China, Denmark and France in group play.
Rodriguez already has two caps with the full national team, having played against Denmark and Finland in the 2005 Algarve Cup after being named to the U.S. roster in March 2005. Rodriguez is coming off a four-goal performace with the U.S. Under-20 team that won gold at the 2006 CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Tournament to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Championships, to be held in Russia from Aug. 17-Sept. 3.
As an automatic starter in her freshman season for the Women of Troy, the speedy forward helped power USC to the NCAA Second Round in 2005. She was named an All-American to become USC's first such honoree since 2000 after leading the team with nine goals and 25 points on the year.