HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Peñarol and signed as a Young Designated Player on August 7, 2019.
Rodriguez is an exciting, young attacking player who could play on the wing or as a striker. He combines with Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi to form one of the top attacking trios in MLS.
INTERNATIONAL: Rodriguez has made five appearances for the Uruguay national team, making his debut against Costa Rica Sept. 2019. He's scored three goals, including one against the USMNT in a 1-1 draw. He represented Uruguay at the U-20 FIFA World Cup in Poland, starting three of the team’s four matches. He scored and assisted during Uruguay’s 3-1 win over Norway in the first group match, before adding his second of the tournament during the 2-0 victory over New Zealand. Rodriguez made his international debut for the U-17 side during an international friendly against France on October 9, 2018. He made another appearance for the U-17s during the 2017 South American Championship before joining the U-20 side in 2018. Overall, Rodriguez has scored six goals in 19 international matches.
OUTSIDE MLS: The 19-year-old forward joined LAFC after spending his professional career coming up the ranks of Uruguayan giants Peñarol. Last season, Rodriguez tallied one goal and four assists in nine league contests. He also started five of the six group stage matches he appeared in during the 2019 Copa Libertadores, registering three assists in 439 minutes.