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Seattle Soccer Examiner

Seattle Soccer Examiner

Monday, June 23, 2008

USL Sounders ink Costa Rican Rodriguez

Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez are now Seattleites.
(Jenni Conner)

(Sounders press release) The Seattle Sounders signed former Costa Rican national player, Michael Rodriguez, for the remainder of the 2008 season, the team announced today.

A native of Cacao, Costa Rica, Rodriguez spent most of his career since 2001 at Costa Rican league giant, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense. While at Alajuelense, Rodriguez won three Costan Rican league titles as well as the 2004 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup.

Rodriguez also has three caps for the Costa Rican national team and was on the roster for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

“Anytime you can add someone who has World Cup experience to a USL-1 team, that is a bonus,” said Coach Schmetzer. “I expect Michael to have an immediate impact and he has shown he’s capable of adjusting to the American style of soccer.”

On April 21, 2004, Rodriguez scored an extra time winner in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup to defeat Monterrey and advance to the finals. Adajuelense went on to beat fellow Costa Rican side, Deportiva Saprissa, 5-1 to win the competition.

The Sounders are in action tomorrow night against Hollywood United, 8:00 pm at Starfire in second round action of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. With a win, the Sounders will advance to face Chivas USA at Starfire on July 1st, in quarterfinal play.

1 comment:

  1. It has been an excellent hiring, in agreement pass the games you will realize the amazing player he is! I am certainly soccer will contribute to much to its new equipment by the great discipline and delivery that always demonstrates in the playgrounds.


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