Brian Rodriguez - hugging - Edison Cavani
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LAFC's Brian Rodriguez nets third Uruguay goal in just his fifth appearance

LAFC's Brian Rodriguez can't stop scoring in a Uruguay shirt.

Rodriguez scored his third goal Friday in just his fifth appearance for Oscar Tabarez's senior squad, a tally that eventually proved the decider in a 2-1 friendly victory over Hungary in Budapest.

Rodriguez's 21st-minute effort followed a 15th-minute opener from Edinson Cavani. He went on to play 82 minutes in his first appearance alongside Cavani, Luis Suarez and other members of Tabarez's core group.

Sporting Kansas City's Botond Barath was also in Hungary's backline for the opening 72 minutes.

Rodriguez previously scored against the US national team in September and against Peru in October. Uruguay are next in action Tuesday in a friendly at rival Argentina.


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