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Rodrigo Lopez

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-7
Weight: 152
Born: May 10, 1987 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Hometown: Santa Barbara, California
Previous Club: Los Angeles Blues FC
College: n/a

Rodrigo Lopez

Career

Club:

2015: Appeared in 30 matches in all competitions for Republic FC, including 24 USL matches … Recorded ten goals and five assists in USL play, both team highs … Scored a goal against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 from behind the midfielder line that went viral … Scored two braces on the season, against Whitecaps FC 2 (4/15) and Tulsa Roughnecks FC (6/25) … Was named to the USL Team of the Week in weeks 4, 5, 8, 9 and 15 and was Honorable Mention in week 26 … Was named the USL Player of the Week in week 5 after scoring three goals and recording an assist in two matches … Won the USL Goal of the Month Award in April, May and June.

2014:  Was the first player signing of Republic FC … Appeared in 33 matches for Republic FC, starting 29 … scored 14 goals and recorded 13 assists in all competitions, both club-highs … Was named the 2014 USL Championship Match MVP after recording an assist in the match … Had three braces on the season, all at Bonney Field … Scored a set-piece hat trick against LA Galaxy II in the USL Semifinals including two penalties and a free kick in stoppage time as Republic FC won 3-2 … Was a USL MVP finalist and a First Team All-USL Selection … Was named to the USL Team of the Week in weeks 9, 14, 19 and 24 and was the Player of the Week in week 14.

2013: Appeared in 23 matches with the then Los Angeles Blues (became Orange County Blues FC in 2014) … Scored two goals … Became first signing of Sacramento Republic FC.

2012:  Returned to the Ventura County Fusion … Appeared in 11 matches scoring a goal …  Was picked up by Orlando City SC where he appeared in eight matches, scoring once.

2011: Appeared four matches with the Timbers … Had two assists in Timbers Reserves win over Galaxy Reserves on April 24.

2010: Appeared in 19 matches for the Timbers.

2009: Joined the Portland Timbers where he appeared in nine matches.

2008: Appeared in 12 matches with the Ventura County Fusion … Helped Fusion with the PDL Championship … Was the MVP of the PDL Championship.

2005-2007: Appeared in eight matches for Chivas USA … Played under former Sacramento Republic FC Head Coach Preki from 2006-2007.

2004-2005: Spent 18 months with Chivas de Guadalajara before signing with Chivas USA in 2005.

International:

Was a member of the United States U-18 National Team in 2005 … Spent time on the United States U-20 National Team from 2006-2007.

Personal:

Has the nickname of “Roro” which is short for Rodrigo … Enjoys hanging out with his family and son when he is not playing soccer … favorite non-soccer sport is basketball … Favorite soccer team is Real Madrid … Wanted to be a goalkeeper when he was growing up … Likes to listen to both Spanish and English music.

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