It would be hard to give the Player of the Match Award to anyone other than the player who scored the first home goal in Utah Royals FC history. Enter Amy Rodriguez. It began with a fantastic tackle, proceeded to some excellent skill on the ball, and finished in the back of the net.
Amy Rodriguez Scores the First Goal for Utah Royals at home, Video courtesy of: NWSLsoccer, #NWSL #womensfootball #soccer #football #WSUlive @AmyRodriguez8 @UtahRoyalsFC @LH1505 pic.twitter.com/htrRPcF5y3— WomensSoccerUnited (@WSUasa) April 29, 2018
In slow motion.
Another angle of URFC's first goal at the RioT! pic.twitter.com/KpNFVXt4ur— Utah Royals FC (@UtahRoyalsFC) April 29, 2018
Outside of the goal, A-rod made her first appearance as a starter in well over a year, and only her second within the last two years. Throughout the entirety of the game, she was illustrating excellent movement off the ball looking to open up space and create opportunities.
It’s only a matter of time before she plays the full 90, so NWSL teams, be ready!