Amy Rodriguez: USA want to win Fifa Women's World Cup

The American striker is hoping to feature at the World Cup and help her side triumph in Germany
John E. Rojas

United States striker
Amy Rodriguez has revealed her side are hoping to come out of the Fifa Women's World Cup with the title.

After winning the tournament in 1991 and 1999, the USA only managed to place third in the following two editions, but are regarded as a serious candidate to finish at the top of this year's showpiece event, which kicked off on Sunday in Germany.

As the USA are about to lock horns with North Korea in their first match of the tournament, Amy Rodriguez confessed she is aiming for nothing less than a first-place finish.

"Our goal is to return with the gold medal. There is no doubt about that, we are working for that and that is what is in our mind," she told US Latino.

The USA have also been paired with Colombia and Sweden, and the Philadelphia Independence star stated she is taking nothing for granted.

"We have a complicated group. These are all strong teams and we should start playing really well from the first round," she added.

The 24-year-old is expected to feature for her country and Rodriguez is looking to repay the trust coach Pia Sundhage has in her: "This was a great year for me with my team. I keep growing and building chemistry with my team-mates.

"I am very excited to be at the World Cup and I feel I have more responsibilities on my shoulders and I want to get to play to be able to bring the gold medal to the USA."

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