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FCD signs striker

Colombian striker Milton Rodriguez will join FC Dallas July 15 when the summer transfer window opens, pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC), the team announced today. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Milton is a very good striker who has a deep and rich resume,” said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman. “He is a goal scorer who has the ability to create goals for his teammates as well as hold the ball in the attacking third. He will be a very good addition to FC Dallas.”

Rodriguez, 34, is currently the leading scorer for Real Cartagena (8-5-4) where he has scored a league-leading six goals and tallied one assist in 15 games, bringing his career total to 137 goals.

The left-footed striker spent the bulk of his professional career with Deportivo Cali, appearing in 98 games and tallying 38 goals.

Most recently, Rodriguez has played for clubs Millonarios, Deportes Tolima and Real Cartagena. He has three caps with the Colombian national team.
Rodriguez’s Professional Career
1997-98: Corporacio Tulua
1999: Independiente Santa Fe
2000-02: Deportivo Cali / Corporacio Tulua / Palmira Cajamarca
2003: Independiente Santa Fe / Deportivo Cali
2004-2005: Deportivo Cali / Deportivo Pereira
2005-2006: Chonbuk Hyundai Motors Jeonju
2006-07: Newcastle Jets
2007-08: America Cali / Deportivo Cali
2008-09: Los Millonarios Bogota
2009: Deportes Tolima
2010: Real Cartagena

Name: Milton Rodriguez
Number: TBD
Height: 5’11
Weight: 163
DOB: April 28, 1976 (34)
Last Club: Real Cartagena
Nationality: Colombian
Place of Birth:  Cali, Colombia
Hometown: Cali, Colombia