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    Angel City FC adds veteran midfielder Raquel Rodriguez in trade with Portland Thorns
    • January 23, 2024

    Angel City Football Club added midfielder Raquel “Rocky” Rodriguez in a trade with the Portland Thorns Tuesday in exchange for $275,000 in allocation money.

    Rodriguez, 30, has spent the past four seasons with the Thorns, making 72 appearances across all competitions.

    “I am so excited to be joining ACFC,” Rodriguez said. “I can’t wait to play for the city of Los Angeles. I want to bring the very best of me to help this team be successful and bring excitement to the fans.”

    Rodriguez has also made 85 appearances for the Costa Rican national team, including at the 2023 FIFA World Cup.

    Before joining Portland, she began her NWSL career as the No. 2 draft pick in the 2016 Draft by the Sky Blue FC out of Penn State. She earned NWSL Rookie of the Year honors.

    “Rocky brings a high level of professionalism and presence to Angel City’s midfield and that’s combined with a tremendous amount of experience in this league and internationally as well,” General Manager Angela Hucles Mangano said. “We’re beyond thrilled that we are able to have her join our squad.”

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    ​ Orange County Register