Trinity Rodman, the daughter of NBA Corridor of Famer Dennis Rodman, made Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League historical past Saturday when she scored in her debut with the Washington Spirit.
Rodman, 18, grew to become the youngest American participant to attain within the NWSL. She was the second general decide within the NWSL Draft earlier this 12 months. She determined to show professional as an alternative of attending Washington State. She scored within the sixtieth minute of the match after coming off the bench.
“My group has helped me so much, clearly, being a extremely younger participant and really new, it’s undoubtedly so much quicker, women are so much stronger, much more clever, at this degree,” Rodman mentioned. “I believe simply getting recommendation from my teammates in scrimmages and practices, I’ve been in a position to sort of assume forward. And I believe that’s an enormous a part of what’s helped me within the sport.”
The Spirit weren’t in a position to get previous the North Carolina Braveness, dropping 3-2 of their Problem Cup matchup.
“The child is simply sensible. She’s a machine as an athlete, simply unbelievable,” Spirit coach Richie Burke mentioned. “If you play towards her, you prepare along with her, you see how shortly she closes you down. She’s deceptively fast to shut you down. However now she’s getting tactically higher, too.”
Rodman mentioned in January she wished to be greater than “Dennis Rodman’s daughter.”
The quick begin to her skilled profession will certainly assist clear the notion from followers’ minds.
The Related Press contributed to this report.