|DATE OF BIRTH||Dec. 13, 2002|
|FIRST JOINED CFC||2021|
|PREVIOUS TEAM||Dalton HS, NGSA|
|FAVORITE MOVIE||Goal I & Goal II|
|FAVORITE TEAM||Real Madrid|
|SPORT BESIDES SOCCER||NBA/NFL|
Damian Rodriguez played soccer at an early age with Chattanooga FC Academy before joining North Georgia Soccer Academy in his hometown of Dalton, GA. He would find his way back to Chattanooga Football Club in 2020 as a training player with the first team before signing his first pro soccer contract in 2021.
Rodriguez had a productive rookie season and will return for his second season in 2023.
Damian also excelled for his high school team, winning two state championships with Dalton High School in 2019 and 2021. He was selected to train with Chattanooga FC for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, and fought to earn a starting spot by the end of the 2021 season.
"It means a lot (to be part of CFC) because this club truly deserves all the recognition that it’s been getting and being a part of it is something special," said Rodriguez.
He understands his role as a local product in representing his hometown as well as the sport he loves.
"It feels great to get involved with the community because that’s our way of us as players to show our appreciation towards the fans for all the great stuff they do during the season. Just them being there and supporting us through everything."