In case you were wondering, new Los Angeles Football Club player Brian Rodriguez has a jersey number: No. 17.
The info was confirmed by the team following news dropping of the young Uruguayan’s signing on Wednesday, with the player holding a new jersey with his name and number on it as he met teammates and staff on Friday.
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Rodriguez wore No. 16 at Peñarol, but that number is currently held by midfielder Javi Perez. Rather than do an in-season number switch, Rodriguez, who wore the No. 11 for Uruguay at the U-20 World Cup this year, was apparently cool to take a new number. His Twitter account confusingly includes both the numbers 16 and 10 in his username and handle, so I guess he really covets the No. 10 in his heart of hearts, but that’s currently taken by Carlos Vela. Don’t think he’ll get that one anytime soon, sorry man.
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