Raquel Rodriguez will perform at the Pan Am Games. (Scott Bales/YCJ Photo)
Sky Blue FC midfielder Raquel Rodriguez will be headed to Lima, Peru to represent Costa Rica in the 2019 Pan American Games.
The Costa Ricans’ roster was announced Monday.
The 25-year-old Rodriguez, who hails from San José, Costa Rica, will join her national team after Sky Blue FC plays the Houston Dash in Houston Sunday, July 28.
Costa Rica kicks off the Pan American Games in Group B Sunday, July 28 against Panama at 5:30 p.m. ET. Group B consists of Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina and Peru.
“Although my focus right now is on the remaining games with Sky Blue before I leave with the national team, I am looking forward to getting together and playing again for my country with my teammates,” Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez has been a key part of Sky Blue FC since 2016, when she was drafted in the National Women’s Soccer League College Draft. The 2016 NWSL rookie of the year has made 66 appearances, scoring eight goals and recording three assists.