Houston Dynamo Academy standout was selected 75th overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft
TUCSON, Ariz. (Feb. 10, 2021) — FC Tucson announced today that the club has signed the USL Championship winger Kevin Rodriguez for its 2021 USL League One season, pending league and federation approval.
“Kevin brings a wealth of USL Championship experience to our club and we feel he will add so much to our attack this coming season,” said Head Coach John Galas. “He’s a terrific 1v1 player, and he’ll bring his creative, attacking flair to our team in 2021. We are all delighted to welcome him to the club and work with him this year.”
Rodriguez, 24, joins FC Tucson following two seasons with Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (RGV FC), where he started 24 matches, scored 2 goals and tallied 1 assist. Prior to signing with RGV FC, Rodriguez was selected 75th overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft by Minnesota United FC.
A native of Pasadena, Texas, Rodriguez played four years of NCAA Division I Soccer at Northern Illinois University from 2015 through 2018, scoring seven goals and adding 11 assists in 59 appearances. Rodriguez started all 18 matches of his senior year, ranking third in assists in the Mid-American Conference and earning First Team All-MAC honors.
“I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my career with FC Tucson and I am very thankful for the opportunity to play for such a great organization,” said Kevin Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, a class of 2015 graduate of the Houston Dynamo Academy, played two seasons for the Brazos Valley Cavalry, the USL League Two club and former affiliate of Houston Dynamo. Rodriguez appeared in 25 matches for the Dynamo U-18 team, starting in 13 matches and scoring three goals. The winger helped the Dynamo academy team to the 2015 Frontier Division Championship and to the quarterfinals of the U-18 Development Academy Playoffs.
Born: September 25, 1996 (24)
Height: 5 ft 8
Weight: 159 lbs
Previous Club: Rio Grande Valley FC Toros