Posted on July 17, 2012
Panama Under-23 international Carlos Rodriguez, who scored in FC Dallas’ 2-1 comeback victory over the Colorado Rapids to break a 13-game winless streak on Saturday night, was named the TropiGol.com player of the wee.
He was honored for the week ending on Sunday, July 15.
With Dallas trailing 1-0, Rodriguez tallied in the 60th minute.
The scoring sequence began with an FC Dallas corner kick that was cleared out to the left flank. Fabian Castillo recovered the ball and sent a cross to the back post for Rodriguez, who had just come on in place of Ricardo Villar in the 57th minute. Unmarked, Rodriguez nodded a header to the back post that gave Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens no chance to save.
Rodriguez also played a part in the winning goal in the 81st minute.
David Ferreira hit a sharp through ball to Rodriguez. Rodriguez cut back to avoid Pickens before bending a shot to the far post. There, Colorado’s Jeff Larentowicz recovered in time to head the ball off the goal line. The clearance, however, only went as far as Castillo, who cut to his right and buried a hard shot into the center of the net for a 2-1 lead.
Photo: Carlos Rodriguez helped FC Dallas end its 13-game winless skid. Andy Mead
Categories: Central America, Panama
Tags: Carlos Rodriguez, Colorado Rapids, Fabian Castillo, Jeff Larentowicz, Major League Soccer, Panama, TropiGol