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RODRIGO LOPEZ
Mexico Veracruz (Primera Division)
#17 | Midfielder
Birth Date
Birth Place
Height/Weight
US Caps/Goals
May 10, 1987 (Age: 32)
Guadalajara, Mexico
5' 7", 152 lbs (1.7 m, 69 kg)
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Club Career

After spending his youth at Chivas de Guadalajara, Lopez signed his first professional contract with Chivas USA in MLS in July 2005. He would then be released by the team two years later.

After playing a season in the second tier USL, Lopez would head across the border to Mexico to play for Cuervos Negros de Zapotlanejo and Queretaro.

Lopez later returned to the United States to play for Ventura County Fusion, but then moved to the Portland Timbers, who at the time were playing in the USL. In 2011, he would be added to the Timbers' roster that made the move to Major League Soccer.

Following his release from the Timbers, Lopez headed back down a division to play with a couple of teams. Then in December 2013, the Sacramento Republic announced Lopez as their first signing. It would turn out to be his most successful period in his professional career as he was named as a USL PRO MVP finalist and a First Team All-USL PRO Selection. He was also named to the USL PRO Team of the Week on several occasions. He would be named USL PRO Playoffs MVP.

Lopez returned to Mexico where he signed with Celaya FC in Ascenso MX.

After two seasons with the team, he headed up to Liga MX to play for Veracruz.

International Career

Lopez has represented the United States at the U-18 and U-20 levels.

He has never played for the US senior team.

With Jesse Marsch and David Wagner at the helms of teams in the top flight, YA will cover their exploits this season.
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