Rodriguez Knocks In One of Four U.S. Goals At U-20 Worlds

Aug. 28, 2006

USC sophomore forward Amy Rodriguez helped move her U.S. Under-20 National Team into the semifinals of the 2006 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Championships with a goal in the quarterfinal match against Germany. Rodriguez scored the USA's fourth goal of the 4-1 win after getting loose on a breakaway in the 90th minute and finishing the match off with a score to the right side of the net. Team USA next faces China in the semifinals on Aug. 31 in Moscow, Russia. The World Championship ends with the final match set for Sept. 3.

The goal was Rodriguez's second of the tournament, as she also put away the game-winning penalty kick against Congo during group play.

Just hours later back at McAlister Field, Rodriguez's Trojan teammates were pinning up an identical winning score in USC's second game of the season, a 4-1 win over UC Irvine. Rodriguez is missing the first four games with her USC squad to finish out the Under-20 action in Russia. She is due to return to the field for the Women of Troy when USC travels to Nebraska to face Drake and North Texas on Sept. 8 and 10. Rodriguez was USC's leading scorer as a freshman with nine goals and 25 points. She was recently named to the 22-player Soccer America Preseason Women's All-American Team.