Trinity Rodman, the daughter of former NBA star Dennis Rodman, received her first call-up with the reigning world champion United States soccer team to attend a training camp in late January, a the federation announced on Wednesday.
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The 19-year-old forward, who plays for the reigning American League champion Washington Spirit, will be the youngest selected, among the 25 players present in Austin, TX from January 19 to 29.
No friendly match is planned as part of this rally, which will above all allow coach Vlatko Andonovski to judge the performance of Rodman and a few other players who have never yet worn the national jersey, with a view to the SheBelieves Cup. This annual competition is held in February in the United States, where the Czech Republic, New Zealand and Iceland will also be entered.
“Without a game that we have to prepare for, we can do more intense training and oppositions, which is great because we have to give this group as many chances as possible to play together in an environment like that of the national team, ”Andonovski explained.
Trinity Rodman is the daughter of Dennis, who was five times NBA champion, in 1989 and 1990 with Detroit and from 1996 to 1998 with the Chicago Bulls under Michael Jordan. From 1992 to 1998, he finished seven seasons in a row as the league’s top rebounder, an unmatched record in the North American league.
Known for his tattoos, his colored hair, his dissolute life flayed alive, Rodman was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.