Forward | No. 8
Hometown: Lake Forest, California
Club: FC Kansas City
Since returning in time for the 2014 NWSL season after the birth of her first child, Rodriguez has steadily reasserted herself as one of the U.S.’s top forwards. She led FC Kansas City to the national championship, scoring 13 goals to lead Americans in regular-season play and three more in the playoffs, including both of her team’s goals in the final in a 2-1 win.
In her best game for the U.S., she tied the team record for goals in a single match by putting five past the Dominican Republic in 2012 Olympic qualifying. Another forward in a similar mold as Alex Morgan, Rodriguez, 28, played all four matches off the bench at the Olympics and started five the year before at the World Cup, although she didn’t score in either competition.