Rodríguez, a product of the Estudiantes youth academy, made his breakthrough into the first team in the 2014/15 season, making his league debut on July 11, 2015 at the age of 18. In his first professional season, Rodríguez scored three goals and recorded one assist in 11 league appearances.
In five seasons with the Estudiantes First Team, Rodríguez scored eight goals and recorded five assists in 90 total appearances, including 12 games played in the Copa Libertadores and three in the Copa Sudamericana. Rodríguez has started 14 of the team’s 15 Primera División matches this season.
Rodríguez featured for the U-20 Argentina National Team at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea, starting two of Argentina’s three group stage matches against tournament champions England and South Korea. Rodríguez was also a member of the U-20 Argentina National Team at the 2017 South American Championship in Ecuador. The attacker started four of the team’s seven matches and scored one goal on the way to a fourth place finish in the tournament. Rodríguez’s goal came in the 5-1 win against Bolivia on January 24, 2017.
United acquire Lucas Rodríguez on a year-long loan with an option for a permanent transfer from Club Estudiantes de La Plata pending receipt of his P1 visa and ITC. The Black-and-Red will send $50,000 of GAM to Atlanta United in exchange for the player’s discovery rights