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Rodriguez Gives Utah Royals FC Early Lead Against North Carolina

(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Amy Rodriguez scored another goal for the Royals, this time it was in the seventh minute to give Utah a 1-0 lead over the North Carolina Courage.

Rodriguez was found by Gunnhildur Jonsdottir as she connected with Veronica Bouquete as she pass a through ball to Rodriguez, who barely put a foot on it as the ball crawled into the goal.

She found the back of the net for the third goal in her fifth game played this season.

Two players in the NWSL have more goals than Rodriguez as both Crystal Dunn of the Courage and Sam Kerr of the Chicago Red Stars each have four goals this season.

The Royals have won three of their last four games with one win on the road and they are looking for their second road win and their fourth overall victory of the season.