Rodney Wallace (footballer)
Wallace Playing for the Portland Timbers VS. Sporting KC in the 2015 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.
|Full name||Rodney Wallace|
|Date of birth||June 17, 1988|
|Place of birth||San José, Costa Rica|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Playing position||Left Winger|
|2014||→ Arizona United (loan)||2||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 July 2016.
Youth and college
Wallace was drafted in the first round (6th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United on January 15, 2009. He made his professional debut on 22 March 2009, in DC's first game of the 2009 MLS season against Los Angeles Galaxy, and scored his first career professional goal on 26 April 2009, in a 3-2 win over New York Red Bulls.
Wallace returned to the Portland Timbers at the beginning of the 2015 season. He served as a regular starter all of the regular season. In the 2015 Audi MLS Cup playoffs, Wallace played a vital role in the team's success, scoring a goal against Sporting Kansas City in the knockout rounds. They went on to win that game in a penalty shootout 7-6 in what was the longest penalty shootout in MLS Cup playoffs history. The Timbers would go on to win the Western Conference Championship against FC Dallas and enter their first ever MLS Cup Final. Wallace came up big in the final, scoring what would go on to be the game winner in the 7th minute. The final score was 2-1.
During his first season in Portland, Wallace established himself as a starter at left midfield for the expansion club. His efforts earned him a call to represent Costa Rica in September. He made his international debut on September 2, 2011 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, and scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over the United States. As of December 2014, Wallace has earned a total of 17 caps, scoring 3 goals. He represented his country in 3 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.
- Scores and results list. Costa Rica's goal tally first.
|1.||September 2, 2011||Home Depot Center, Carson, United States||United States||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|2.||December 22, 2011||Estadio Metropolitano, Barquisimeto, Venezuela||Venezuela||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|3.||January 25, 2013||Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica||El Salvador||1–0||1–0||2013 Copa Centroamericana|
University of Maryland
- Portland Timbers
- MLS Cup (1): 2015
- Western Conference (playoffs): 2015
- Western Conference (regular season): 2013
- The Wallaces of Costa Rica
- Portland Timbers forward Rodney Wallace will go on loan Thursday: Rundown - Oregonlive
- Rodney Wallace – FIFA competition record
- Adam Serrano (September 4, 2011). "Timbers' Wallace gets it done for Costa Rica". Portland Timbers. Retrieved July 9, 2012.