- Also Known As:
- She is called "A Rod" by her teammates and by some soccer commentators.
- Date of Birth:
- February 17, 1987
- 5' 4"
- Beverly Hills
Amy Rodriguez (born Amy Joy Rodriguez on February 17, 1987 in Beverly Hills, California) is an American soccer player. Amy began playing soccer when she was in high school. In 2003 and 2004, she was named a Parade magazine All-American. In 2005, Amy was named Gatorade Player of the Year. She was considered the nation’s top recruit and chose to enroll in University of Southern California. During her college career, she was the number four all-time scorer and helped the USC Trojans win their first ever NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship. She missed her senior year season due to competing with the United States women’s national team in the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she won a Gold Medal. In 2008, Amy played for the WPS Boston Breakers. She was traded to the Philadelphia Independence in 2009. After the WPS folded, Amy joined the NWSL, joining the Seattle Reign. She was later trader to the FC Kansas City. She led FC Kansas City to the NWSL championship in 2014. Amy continues to be a valued member of the United States women’s national soccer team. She plays Forward, Winger and Attacking midfielder. She helped the US Women win the 2015 Women’s World Cup, the third World Cup victory for the United States and the first since 1999.
Best Known For:
Amy is best known for being an athlete on the United States women’s national soccer team.
Amy’s grandparents were from Cuba and immigrated to the United States in the 1950s. She has two siblings – a sister named Lauren and brother named Adam. She married fellow USC athlete Adam Shilling in October 2011. She gave birth to their first son, Ryan John Shilling, in August 2013.