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January 24, 2005

PSU Men’s Soccer player to try out for New England Revolution

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - A Plymouth State University soccer player has received an invitation-only tryout with the New England Revolution, the Major League Soccer team in Foxborough, Mass.

Senior Sebastian Rodriguez (San Jose, Costa Rica/Plymouth (N.H.) Regional H.S.) received an invitation, and will try out Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Gillette Stadium Fieldhouse in Foxborough. The tryouts are for about 50 free agent professionals and graduating college players.

"We're delighted for Sebastian to be offered this exceptional opportunity," said PSU head coach Rob Wright. "If other professional or semi-pro coaches are there, he could gain even more exposure. He deserves this chance to try out after four terrific years with us. Regardless of whether he ends up in the MLS, this is an excellent opportunity for him. It could also open some other doors, maybe some other semi-professional opportunities."

 

Rodriguez enjoyed a standout four-year career for the Panthers at both striker and outside midfielder.  He earned Second Team All-Little East Conference honors as a junior and First Team honors as a senior.  Rodriguez led the Panthers in 2004 with five assists and tied for second with nine points. He finished seventh in the conference in assists, and finished his career with totals of 11 goals and nine assists.

Rodriguez is hoping to follow in the footsteps of a number of former Panther soccer players who went on to play professional or semi-professional soccer, both in the U.S. and abroad.

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