[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. under-20 national team striker Mario Rodriguez started for Kaiserslautern in its 1-0 loss to FC
Cologne in the final of the DFB-Junioren-Vereinspokal, the German under-19 cup final played as a preliminary game to the Bayern Munich-VfB Stuttgart German Cup final at Berlin's Olympiastadion.
Rodriguez joined Kaiserslautern from the Los Angeles Galaxy academy program. He started for the USA at the 2013 Concacaf Under-20 Championship and should rejoin the U.S. U-20s for the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.
FC Cologne won on Marco Ban's goal in the second half.
June 1 in Berlin
FC Cologne 1 Kaiserslautern 0. Goal: Ban 62.
FC Cologne -- Mesenhoeler, Schaefer, Wallenborn, Tuncer, Mueller (Engelke 76), Wiebe, La Monica, Gerhardt, Ban (Scepanik 87), Oliveira-Souza (Berg 79), Jesic.
Kaiserslautern -- Sallinger, Leonhardt, Kyere-Mensah, Schindele, Geiler (Antonaci 42) - Pick, Hofmann (Sveinsson 89), Oehler, Osei Kwadwo, Hajtic, Rodriguez.