The 28-year-old Spanish international comes to Seattle after nearly a decade of professional experience in Spain, including four of the past five seasons in La Liga. Rodriguez is being added to Sounders FC’s roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate. Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) was used to acquire Rodríguez, and per MLS and club policy, additional terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
“Victor is an experienced and versatile attacking player that we are pleased to welcome to Seattle,” said Sounders FC General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey. “Adding another quality TAM-level player to our roster as we approach the final third of our season bolsters our team, giving our club another talented offensive option. We’re excited to see Victor’s contributions on the field for us in the coming weeks.”
2016-2017 (Sporting Gijón): Rodríguez again made a move to La Liga for the 2016-2017 campaign, inking a deal with Sporting Gijón. He made 25 appearances, scoring goals against Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao (the latter coming in his first match with the club), as Gijón went 7-21-10 and was relegated after two campaigns in the Spanish topflight. Gijón fell to SD Eibar 5-2 on aggregate in the Copa Del Rey Round of 32, with Rodríguez starting both matches.
2015-2016 (Getafe CF): Following its relegation, Elche loaned Rodríguez to Getafe CF of the Primera División, where he made 33 appearances and scored two goals, including a third-minute strike in a 4-0 win over Las Palmas. Getafe was relegated to the Segunda División after finishing 19th of 20 teams with 36 points (9-20-9).
2014-2015 (Elche CF): Rodríguez signed a contract with CF Elche to return to the Spanish first division, scoring four goals over 36 appearances for the Valencian side, marking a career high for goals in a La Liga campaign. In back-to-back league matches in early January 2015, Rodríguez scored crucial goals against Villarreal (2-2 draw) and Athletic Bilbao (2-1 win). Despite finishing 13th in the table with 41 points (11-19-8), Elche became the first side to be relegated from the Primera División due to economic mismanagement. It reached the Round of 16 in the Copa Del Rey before falling to FC Barcelona.
2013-2014 (Real Zaragoza): Playing in the Segunda División, Rodríguez scored five goals in 39 appearances, as Zaragoza finished 14thin the table with 54 points (11-10-21). He netted all five of his goals over a six-match stretch in September and October of 2013, including a brace in a 3-0 win over CD Tenerife.
2012-2013 (Real Zaragoza): Starting as a member of the reserve team, Rodríguez was quickly called-up to the main squad and made his La Liga debut on August 25 in a 2-1 over RCD Espanyol. He went on to make 33 appearances, but Zaragoza was relegated after finishing the season at the bottom of the table. Rodríguez scored his first La Liga goal with a game-winner in a 2-1 result over Granada on October 21, 2012. In the 2012-2013 Copa Del Rey, Rodríguez made five appearances as Zaragoza reached the Quarterfinals before falling to Sevilla.
2008-2012 (CF Badalona): Rodríguez signed his first professional contract with CF Baladona of the Spanish third division and played three seasons with the Catalan side. He scored seven career goals over three seasons before transferring to Real Zaragoza in La Liga. He spent the 2008 and 2009 campaigns loaned out to UE Vilajuïga, where he scored 11 goals competing in the Spanish third and fourth divisions.
Rodríguez played four years in the Barcelona system as a youth before moving on to Badalona, where he would eventually sign a professional contract.
Rodríguez was signed by Sounders FC using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) on Aug. 2, 2017.