Rodriguez is headed to Monchengladbach next season.
US U-20 forward Mario Rodriguez has left Kaiserslautern to sign with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Rodriguez, 19, was recently with Kaiserslautern where he featured primarily with the clubs U-19 team. He was successful in his time there but was only able to play starting in March after paperwork issues prevented him from competitive play the first seven months of the season.
Hannover and USMNT right back Steve Cherundolo's injury woes continue as the 34 year old is set to have knee surgery Friday.
The man with 87 international caps to his name collided with a teammate in pre-season training Tuesday, causing pain in his left knee. It will be his second knee surgery of 2013 after the Chicago native had an arthroscopic procedure in February.
After thinking about it, here are some thoughts on the US U-20 team at the World Cup after the loss to Spain.
No one actually thought the US would beat Spain did they? Regardless it still was not the type of performance you would hope for from the States. A few things immediately come to mind when reflecting on this one. Here are a few points that I'm thinking about.
Jurgen Klinsmann has tough decisions to make when deciding his starting lineup against Honduras.
In the backline, DaMarcus Beasley has been starting at left back the last four qualifiers but the three-time World Cub veteran in suspended. The options here are either going with Edgar Castillo who had a solid year with Tijuana or moving Fabian Johnson to left back.
The United States national team earned their first win at The Office and many players enjoyed strong performance.
The 2-1 win over Jamaica along with the Mexico's draw against Panama ensured that the American team sits atop the Hexagonal standings despite three out of four games coming on the road. With the next two games coming at home, the United States has a clear opportunity to separate itself from the pack and cruise to an easy qualification.
The United States limped to a 4-2 loss Wednesday against a strong Belgium team in Cleveland and here are the grades
Let's call the game for what is was, a weak performance almost universally with a somewhat flattering final score. So let's make sure we take off those rose colored glasses and take a look at how the players did shall we?