J. P. Rodrigues
|Full name||John Paul Rodrigues|
|Date of birth||29 December 1983|
|Place of birth||Lutz, Florida, United States|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|2007–2008||Orlando Sharks (indoor)||25||(11)|
|2008–2013||Milwaukee Wave (indoor)||106||(31)|
|2010||→ D.C. United (loan)||1||(0)|
|2011–2012||Tampa Bay Rowdies||50||(0)|
|2013–2014||Rochester Lancers (indoor)||8||(1)|
|2014||Tampa Bay Rowdies||19||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 26, 2015.
John Paul "J. P." Rodrigues (born December 29, 1983) is a retired Guyanese soccer defender.
College and amateur
Rodrigues played college soccer at Belmont University, where he was named Atlantic Sun Conference defender of the year in 2005. During his college years he also played with the Nashville Metros in the USL Premier Development League
On February 18, 2010, Miami FC announced the re-signing of Rodrigues to a new contract for the 2010 season. On October 7, 2010, Rodrigues was signed on a short-term loan by Major League Soccer club D.C. United.
Rodrigues signed with FC Tampa Bay of the North American Soccer League on January 13, 2011. He received a two-year contract with a club option for 2013, although the 2013 option was declined on November 20, 2012.
Rodrigues also has extensive experience of professional indoor soccer, having played in the second MISL for the Orlando Sharks and the third MISL for the Milwaukee Wave. He was voted to the 2007-2008 MISL All Rookie team while with the Sharks After the conclusion of the 2010 USSF Division 2 Professional League season, Rodrigues re-joined Milwaukee Wave for the 2010-11 MISL season. During a Twitter Q&A session on July 31, 2014, Rodrigues announced he had permanently retired from indoor soccer.
Rodrigues made his debut for the Guyana national football team in 2006, and has since amassed 23 caps for the team. He also participated in qualifying matches for the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. He was a part of the squad that qualified for the final round of the Digicel Caribbean Cup. A Caribbean tournament in which the top 4 teams qualify for the Gold Cup held in the United States. Most recently Rodrigues was a part of the squad that made the World Cup qualifying group stage in which Guyana drew Mexico, Costa Rica and El Salvador.
- Formerly known as FC Tampa Bay through 2011.
- "First Ever Player, JP Rodrigues re-joins the Blues". NASL.com. Retrieved 2010-02-24.[dead link]
- Miami FC Re-Signs Former First Pick JP Rodrigues
- "Thursday notes: Rodrigues onhand at RFK". Alex Caulfield, dcunited.com. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
- http://nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=3527%7COffseason Roster Moves Underway
- JP Rodrigues Named to All Rookie Team