HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on August 2, 2017 using Targeted Allocation Money.
Rodriguez is an experienced versatile, attacking threat who can play on either wing or as an attacking midfielder. Throughout an impressive second campaign in the Pacific Northwest, the Spanish midfielder made 19 regular season appearances, including 14 starts, scoring five goals and adding six assists.
OUTSIDE MLS: Rodriguez joined Sounders FC after an extensive career in Spain, most recently playing for Sporting Gijón for the 2016-2017 campaign, and previously for Getafe CF, Elche CF, Real Zaragoza and CF Badalona. In all, the Catalonia native spent four total seasons in La Liga, making 127 appearances and scoring nine goals since 2012. In 2014-2015 while playing for Elche CF, Rodríguez made 36 appearances and scored four goals - a career high in La Liga - including crucial tallies against Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao in back-to-back contests. He made 33 appearances and scored one goal in his first La Liga campaign in 2012-2013 for Real Zaragoza, while also appearing in five Copa Del Rey matches as Los Maños advanced to the Quarterfinals.