The daughter of a retired NBA star Dennis Rodman, on Saturday, recorded her professional soccer beginning with a goal. However, her side, Washington Spirit, got beaten 3-2 by North Carolina Courage in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Trinity Rodman, who is only 18 years old, is the youngest player ever selected for the league as the overall second choice in 2021. She came in for Kumi Yokoyama in the 55th minute and with a side-footed- finish, scored a goal in five minutes.
For Spirit, Yokoyama had opened. However, for the hosts, Kristen Hamilton replied. For the hosts, Jessica McDonald and Merritt Mathias thumped to make it 3-1 before they got pulled back at WakeMed Soccer Park by Rodman.
Dessin Rodman had won five league championships with Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons.
Last week when Trinity Rodman spoke to the US media, she said that her role model has been Michelle, her mother. Even though everyone seemed more interested in her famous father.
Trinity Rodman said:
“Having a dad as I do, no one asks about my mom because she’s obviously not an NBA star, but I just want people to know that my mom’s been my support system in everything in life and she’s my best friend and my rock.”
Further, she added:
“I don’t think people know how close we are. Even though she wasn’t in the NBA, she has an extremely competitive and driven mindset, and she’s an extremely strong woman.”
She then went home to Audi Field to host expansion side Racing Louisville FC in the Challenge Cup on Thursday.