HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Peñarol and signed as a Young Designated Player on August 7, 2019.
Rodriguez is an exciting, young attacking player that could play on the wing or as a striker. He'll look to learn from Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi and become one of the top attacking threats in MLS.
INTERNATIONAL: Rodriguez most recently represented Uruguay at the U-20 FIFA World Cup this past summer 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 would make 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 joins LAFC after spending his professional career coming up the ranks of Uruguayan giants Peñarol. This 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.