Edmundo Rodriguez

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Eddie Rodriguez
Personal information
Full name Edmundo Rodriguez
Date of birth (1970-04-22) April 22, 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Youth career
1991–1992 University of New Mexico
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 Arizona Sandsharks (indoor) 23 (4)
1995–1996 Tampa Bay Terror (indoor) 14 (4)
1996 MetroStars 11 (0)
1996 Sacramento Knights (indoor) 2 (0)
1996–1997 Tampa Bay Terror (indoor) 16 (1)
1997 Kansas City Wizards 16 (1)
1997 Albuquerque Geckos (loan) (2)
1998 Hershey Wildcats 10 (0)
1998–1999 Raleigh Flyers
1999 Charleston Battery 15 (1)
1999–2001 Harrisburg Heat (indoor) 59 (19)
2000 Raleigh Capital Express 20 (1)
2001 Atlanta Silverbacks 24 (4)
Teams managed
University of Tampa (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Edmundo "Eddie" Rodriguez (born April 22, 1970 in Guadalajara, Mexico) is a retired Mexican soccer player. He spent most of his career in the U.S. leagues including two seasons in Major League Soccer. He has also served as an assistant coach with the University of Tampa women's soccer team.


Rodriguez spent his youth in Guadalajara before moving to the United States with his family when he was fourteen. In 1991, he entered the University of New Mexico, where he played soccer in 1991 and 1992. In his two seasons with the Lobos, he scored twenty goals in twenty-seven games. In 1992, he was the MPSF Pacific Division MPV and a first team All-American.[1][2] he also set the single season goals record and UNM as well as the point leader in school history


In 1993, Rodriguez moved back to Mexico, where he played in the Mexican first and second divisions with Chivas and Tecos. In the summer of 1995, he returned to the United States and signed with the Arizona Sandsharks of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. That fall, he moved to the Tampa Bay Terror for the 1995–1996 National Professional Soccer League. In February 1996, the MetroStars selected Rodriguez in the first round (second overall) of the 1996 MLS Supplemental Draft. He assisted on the first goal in MetroStars’ history, but never scored a goal or added an assist before being released after eleven games. He returned to the Terror for the 1996–1997 season.[3] In February 1997, the San Jose Clash picked up Rodriguez in the third round (24th overall) in the 1997 MLS Supplemental Draft. The Clash waived him in March.[4] He then signed with the Kansas City Wizards. Although Rodriguez had begun in the midfield, he moved to backline with the Wizards. He played sixteen games, scoring one goal. The Wizards also sent him on loan to the Albuquerque Geckos. The Wizards waived him in April 1998. He unsuccessfully attempted to sign with the Tampa Bay Mutiny and ended up playing for the Raleigh Flyers of the USISL that season. In July 1999, the Express traded Rodriguez to the Charleston Battery in exchange for Mike Mekelburg. He played fifteen games for the Battery.[5] In the fall of 1999, he returned to the NPSL, this time with the Harrisburg Heat. He would play the next two winter indoor seasons in Harrisburg. On May 9, 2000, he returned to Raleigh, now to play for the Raleigh Capital Express.[6][7] In April 2001, he moved to the Atlanta Silverbacks.[8] He may have also have played for the Jacksonville Cyclones in the USISL.


Rodriguez has spent some time as an assistant coach with the University of Tampa women's soccer team.


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