COACHES' BREAKDOWN: "Might be best midfielder in conference since Baggio Husidic ... Has the brain of a 27 or 28 year old player. Is usually three or four passes ahead of everyone else. Can spray passes around and can keep possession. Exceptionally strong, great first touch, can run by guys. "One of the most talented kids I've seen around here." He's a playmaker, but he doesn't score enough. "He's like a Persian cat. If he's in the mood to play, good luck. If he's not in the mood to play, he's average." Needs to consistently motivate himself. Haven't seen a central midfielder in Div 1 that can do what he does. Deceptively strong and fast, no concerns about his athleticism. But if he's on one of his days where he doesn't want to play, you can think that he's not particularly athletic. Doesn't get knocked off the ball. Could probably be a DM, but "you're wasting his talent." He needs to shoot more, because he's so good at getting by guys. Durable... Really savvy player. Composed on the ball. Tough to strip. Very good feet. Great possession player. Needs to score more goals at that position. Makes players around him better. More of an #8 than a #10. Reads the game really well... Clean ... MLS coaches will say not athletic enough ... Maybe similarities to Sinisa Ubiparipovic ... Hell of a soccer player might be a little short on athleticism ... He has to play underneath the frontrunner or free role in midfield ... Never seen him play winger ... He was very technical and very good in tight spaces ... Kind of guy that linked their defense and offense ... Everything went through him ... Not real athletic and doesn't have the best engine ... But when he got the ball knew what to do with it ... Found the right people ... Rarely got dispossessed ... Really good with back to goal. Can hold the ball ... Not sure where he's going to play in MLS. ... My favorite player we played ... Their team didn't do great and he's a quiet personality. Super smooth like Baggio Husidic. Really calm and everything is easy for him. Can circulate the ball and connect his passes ... You want to see more production but he can really play ... Looks to get the ball from centerbacks ... Interested to see what other versatility he has. Really good soccer player. Technique really smooth and moves well ... Moments I remember he bursts into quick combinations so that extra gear might be there. Sitting in pocket in front of back four. Can he track someone down and run somebody down? I think he can but haven't seen it?"
COLLEGE: 2013: Played in all 20 of the Vikings' games, starting 19... Scored one goal, added five assists... First Team All-Horizon League... 2012: Named to the All-Horizon League First Team... saw time in 19 of the team’s 20 games, starting 17… tied for seventh on the team with seven points on the year… finished the year with two goals and three assists… 2011: Second Team All-Horizon League selection... second on the club and tied for eighth in the Horizon League with four assists... three helpers came in league matches, tying him for second in the league in assists in conference games... also added a goal to finish fourth on the team in points (six)... the Vikings were 4-0 when he recorded a point... 2010: Named to the All-Horizon League Newcomer Team after a freshman season in which he scored three goals and added two assists... played in all 20 matches while making 19 starts... scored the first goal in Cleveland State's 2-1 victory over top-ranked Akron (Oct. 30)... his eight points tied for the third highest season total on the team...
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Spent part of the 2008-09 academic year at Amherst High School and played for the Premier Soccer Academy in Lorain, Ohio... was invited to train with the U17 National team during the summer of 2008... played with the D.C. United Development Academy while attending the Learning Community International
PERSONAL: Born July 10, 1992 in San Rafael, California... son of Juan Rodas and Dalila De Leon... has two younger brothers, Dilwyn and Evan... business administration major.