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Teen daughter of NBA legend Rodman gets US Soccer call

Trinity Rodman, the 19-year-old daughter of former NBA star Dennis Rodman, received her first call to training camp Wednesday with the reigning Women’s World Cup champion United States squad.

The teen prodigy, the National Women’s Soccer League’s Rookie of the Year for the champion Washington Spirit, was the only newcomer among 25 players named to the January 19-29 camp in Austin, Texas, by US coach Vlatko Andonovski.

Rodman, the youngest player in camp, is among six forwards and three uncapped players at the session. She likely would have played in the 2022 Under-20 Women’s World Cup that was called off by FIFA due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The US women will play no matches associated with the camp, their first contests of 2022 coming next month at the SheBelieves Cup against the Czech Republic, New Zealand and Iceland.

“Without any matches that we need to taper for, we can get in some more intense trainings and full-field scrimmages, which is great as we need to give this group as many chances as possible to play together in a national team environment,” Andonovski said.

Rodman’s father was a five-time NBA champion, in 1989 and 1990 with Detroit and 1996 through 1998 with the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls. He won an NBA record seven consecutive rebounding crowns from 1992-1998.

Known for his tattoos and colorful hair as well as his rebel attitude, Dennis Rodman was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.

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