Team Captain, USL Championship All-League First Team, U.S. Open Cup leader in goals and assists – and now, Rodrigo Lopez has been voted Republic FC’s Team MVP for the 2022 season.
In addition to his 7 goals, 8 assists, and 59 chances created in the regular season – all a team-best—the 35-year-old veteran also hit several career milestones during the campaign, including:
- 50th career goal
- 300th career appearance
- 100th appearance for Republic FC
- 50th career assist – now Sacramento’s all-time assist leader
His leadership and standout performances earned recognition throughout the league all season long – including a 2nd career All-League First-Team selection, August Player of the Month award, and six selections to the USL Championship Team of the Week.
Even more impressively, he accomplished all of that in a season that saw Sacramento compete in two separate competitions. In the club’s historic run to the U.S. Open Cup Final, RoRo led the tournament with 4 goals and 4 assists. And his game-winning penalty to down MLS side Sporting Kansas City in the Semifinals will go down as one of the greatest moments in Republic FC history.