Sunday, January 25, 2015

Independence's Rodriguez named Player of the Month

Rodriguez scored five goals and recorded two assists in June, including two goals in the come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Washington Freedom on June 26.

Independence's Rodriguez named Player of the Month

Amy Rodriguez is the firs ever unanimous winner of Women´s Professional Soccer´s player of the month award. (Clem Murray/Staff file photo)
Amy Rodriguez is the firs ever unanimous winner of Women's Professional Soccer's player of the month award. (Clem Murray/Staff file photo) CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer

Philadelphia Independence forward Amy Rodriguez has been named Women's Professional Soccer's player of the month for June.

Rodriguez scored five goals and recorded two assists in June, including two goals in the come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Washington Freedom on June 26. She won the award unanimously, which no player had ever done before in WPS' two-year history.

The Independence are in second place in the WPS table with 21 points, four points behind FC Gold Pride. The two teams will meet in California on June 17, which is the Independence's next game.

I had actually been planning to be at that game and the Union's game at Colorado on July 21 as part of a summer road trip. But when the Manchester United game was announced and the Rapids game was rescheduled, the trip got blown up.

I will be at PPL Park on Saturday to host a live chat during the Union's game against San Jose. So please join me then.

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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