Former Trojan Scores Five Goals For U.S. Team
USC women's soccer product Amy Rodriguez went big for the U.S. National Team on Friday, matching a Team USA record in scoring five goals in the second half of a first-round win over Dominican Republic at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualification Tournament in Vancouver, Canada.
A second-half sub, Rodriguez -- an All-American and 2007 NCAA Champion at USC -- rifled in five goals in 30 minutes for Team USA. She also delivered an assist on the USA's last goal of the game to set another record in a 14-0 victory over the Dominican Republic. Rodriguez is just the second U.S. player to score five goals in a half, matching teammate Abby Wambach's performance in a 2004 game. Rodriguez' fifth goal of the match set a new U.S. record in breaking the previous team-best 12 goals in a game to make it 13-0 USA, before she set up teammate Heather O'Reilly with the 14th and final goal of the game.
Rodriguez and Team USA are competing in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualification Tournament looking to capture a spot in the 2012 Olympic Games to defend their 2008 Gold Medal. Rodriguez became USC's first-ever women's soccer Olympian in 2008.
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