Chris Rodd

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Chris Rodd
Personal information
Full name Christopher Henry Trevor Rodd
Date of birth (1985-04-09) April 9, 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth Danville, California, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
2002–2003 College of William and Mary
2003 University of San Francisco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Raleigh CASL Elite 39 (4)
2005 Brentford FC 26 (2)
2006–2007 San Francisco Seals 49 (3)
2007–2010 Bryne FK 81 (4)
2012–2013 New York Cosmos 31 (1)
2014–2018 Sonoma County Sol 62 (4)
National team
2005 United States U23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Christopher Henry Trevor Rodd (born April 9, 1985 in Danville, California) is a former pro soccer player in Norway, England, and the USA.

Biography[edit]

Christopher Rodd was born and raised in California. His father was born in Rugby, England, which allowed Rodd to become a British citizen in November 2005. Chris went to San Ramon Valley High School winning the North Coast Section Championship in 2002. Being named All-League for three years, he earned his ultimate individual accomplishment during his Junior campaign by being named North Coast Player of the Year. (Other winners of the award include Kamani Hill, Andrew Wiedeman, etc.). After high school, he attended the College of William and Mary on an athletic scholarship. After two years, he transferred to the University of San Francisco.[1] While at USF, he was named to the All-Conference team in both years and earned All-Tournament in every tournament during his Junior year. Also, he earned team MVP in both his Junior and Senior seasons.[2] At some point in all four college seasons, Rodd's college team was ranked in the top 10 in the country for a brief period.

During the off-seasons, he played in the USL Premier Development League for Raleigh CASL Elite in 2004, Williamsburg Legacy in 2005, and the San Francisco Seals in 2006 and 2007. Rodd made his debut with the USA National team debut with the U-23s in 2005 at the Home Depot Center while playing with the San Francisco Seals. His club team, CASL Elite 85, went on to win Regionals and make it to the National Finals in 2004.

Rodd trained at Brentford Football Club in England during the summers of 2005 and 2006. However, he returned to college (USF) at the end of both years. Rodd made several first team appearances with Brentford.

In 2007, Rodd signed a three-year contract with Bryne FK from Norway's Adeccoligaen. He made his debut in 2007, playing 90 minutes in a 3–1 preseason win against Klepp, and has featured regularly for the first team during the 2008 Adeccoliagaen season. Rodd was named Player of the Match in 5 of the teams Adeccoligaen during his first pro year. He made 21 of 25 starts in 2008. He left Norway in 2010 when his contract expired.

Chris Rodd signed for the New York Cosmos in June 2013.[3] Rodd scored his only goal in a match against La Liga side, Villareal.

International[edit]

In 2005, Rodd was capped with the U-23 USA National Team. He debuted as a substitute in a game at the Home Depot Center against Canada in a 4-0 win.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Bio: Chris Rodd". USFDons.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-08-16.
  2. ^ "Team MVP: Chris Rodd". USFDons.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-31. Retrieved 2008-08-30.
  3. ^ "Chris Rodd Signs With NY Cosmos".

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