Rodrigo López (soccer)
|Full name||Rodrigo López Alvarez|
|Date of birth||May 10, 1987|
|Place of birth||Guadalajara, Mexico|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|2008||Ventura County Fusion||12||(3)|
|2008–2009||Cuervos Negros de Zapotlanejo||28||(7)|
|2009||Ventura County Fusion||3||(2)|
|2009–2010||Portland Timbers (USL)||23||(0)|
|2012||Ventura County Fusion||11||(1)|
|2013||Los Angeles Blues||23||(2)|
|2014–2015||Sacramento Republic FC||54||(23)|
|2017||→ Toluca (loan)||9||(0)|
|2005||United States U18||3||(1)|
|2006–2007||United States U20||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 August 2017.
López turned professional when was signed to a developmental contract by Chivas USA on July 7, 2005, and remained with the team until he was waived in 2007 having made eight MLS appearances.
López dropped down a level to play a season with Ventura County Fusion in the USL Premier Development League in 2008, and then played for both Cuervos Negros de Zapotlanejo and Querétaro in Mexico, before returning to Ventura County in the summer of 2009 to help the Fusion win the 2009 PDL Championship, receiving MVP honors.
On March 17, 2011, Lopez was added to the Portland Timbers MLS roster, along with Chris Taylor and Spencer Thompson. Following the 2011 season, the Timbers announced that they would not be bringing López back for the 2012 season. Lopez entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft but was not selected and became a free agent.
On December 2, 2013, Sacramento Republic FC of USL Pro announced López as their first signing. Was a USL PRO MVP finalist and a First Team All-USL PRO Selection. Was named to the USL PRO Team of the Week in weeks 9, 14, 19 and 24 and was the Player of the Week in week 14. Was also named USL PRO Playoffs MVP.
Although born in Mexico, López's family moved to the United States when he was two years old, and he holds dual-citizenship with Mexico and the United States. He also has a brother and sister, Carmen López and Álvaro López.
Ventura County Fusion
Sacramento Republic FC
- Fusion overcome Fire for PDL title
- Timbers sign Lopez from Fusion
- Lopez, Taylor and Thompson added to MLS roster
- "Timbers re-sign goalkeeper Troy Perkins, defender David Horst". Portland Timbers. November 28, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
- Sacramento Republic FC to Host One-Year Anniversary Celebration and Player Signing on Dec.3
- "Sacramento Republic FC Statement Regarding Rodrigo Lopez - Sacramento Republic FC". Sacramento Republic FC. Retrieved 2015-10-12.