Michael Rodríguez (footballer)

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Michael Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Míchael Steven Rodríguez Gutiérrez
Date of birth (1981-12-30) 30 December 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth El Cacao, Costa Rica
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Puerto Rico Bayamón
Number 25
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Alajuelense 84 (0)
2003–2004Ramonense (loan)
2008 Seattle Sounders 15 (0)
2009 Brujas 11 (0)
2010–2011 Pérez Zeledón 38 (3)
2011–2012 Herediano 7 (0)
2012–2013 United Sikkim 15 (0)
2013–2014 Pérez Zeledón 23 (2)
2014 Puerto Rico Bayamón 0 (0)
National team
2006 Costa Rica 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 30, 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 20, 2011

Michael Steven Rodríguez Gutiérrez (born 30 December 1981 in Alajuela) is a Costa Rican footballer who most recently played for the National Premier Soccer League club Puerto Rico Bayamón.

Club career[edit]

Until recently, Rodríguez played club football for Alajuelense.

In June 2008, he signed with the Seattle Sounders of the USL First Division in the United States. He currently has not played for the club, as he is awaiting his P1 Visa.[1]

On 24 June, Rodríguez made his debut for the Sounders in a match against Hollywood United F.C. in the 2008 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.[2] In January 2010 he joined Pérez Zeledón.[3]

In October 2012, Rodríguez moved abroad to play for Indian outfit United Sikkim[4] but he returned in June 2013 to play for Pérez Zeledón.[5] In September 2014 he was denied a work permit by the United States to play for Puerto Rican side Puerto Rico Bayamón after playing for them in the CONCACAF Champions League.[6]

International career[edit]

Rodríguez played at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship held in Argentina.[7]

He made his senior debut for Costa Rica in a February 2006 friendly match against South Korea and earned a total of 3 caps, scoring no goals. He also represented his country in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, although he did not see any playing time during the tournament.[8]

His final international was a May 2006 World Cup warm-up match against Ukraine.


  1. ^ "10 Questions with Brian Schmetzer". soundersfc.com. Retrieved 24 June 2008.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Seattle Sounders: Players and Staff". Retrieved 8 July 2008.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Espero ser el Michael Rodríguez de antes" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine - Al Día (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Michael Rodríguez debutó con victoria en el futbol de la India Archived 2014-10-22 at the Wayback Machine - Everardo Herrera (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Pérez Zeledón refuerza su defensa con Michael Rodríguez y colombiano Andrés Santamaría Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine - Al Día (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Tres costarricenses dejan el Bayamón de Puerto Rico por motivos migratorios Archived 2014-09-07 at the Wayback Machine - Al Día (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Michael RodríguezFIFA competition record
  8. ^ "2006 FIFA World Cup Germany". www.fifa.com. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2008.

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