Still, Rodriguez finds herself feeling like that crazed blonde 11-year-old from a decade ago, armed with a Sharpie in one hand, a soccer magazine in the other, leaning over a stadium wall wailing, “Brandi!!! Brandi!!!”
"When I was growing up, I had a bunch of role models. I still actually have this poster up: I had a big poster of Julie Foudy signed to me…For me, it’s a little bit weird to think that some other little girl is in my shoes, way back when I was looking up at the walls."
“Joy Fawcett. We actually share the same name. My middle name is Joy and her first name is Joy. I think it’s kinda cool.”
“Also Michelle Akers, who everybody knows is just amazing!”
“Kristine Lilly has always been a big idol of mine. I actually got to play with her a couple games.”