The 18-year-old, who was the youngest player ever to be drafted as the second overall winner in the league in 2021, came into play in the 55th minute for Kumi Yokoyama and scored five minutes later with a decent side foot.
Yokoyama had opened the scoring for Spirit, but Kristen Hamilton answered for the hosts. Jessica McDonald and Merritt Mathias made it 3-1 for the hosts before Rodman scored at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Dennis Rodman won five championships with the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls.
Speaking to the US media last week, Trinity Rodman said her mother, Michelle, was her role model, despite everyone asking about her famous father.
“When I have a dad like me, nobody asks about my mom because she’s obviously not an NBA star, but I just want people to know that my mom was my support system in everything in life and she was my best friend and my skirt is. ” Said Rodman.
“I don’t think people know how close we are,” she said. “Even though she wasn’t in the NBA, she has an extremely competitive and motivated mindset and she is an extremely strong woman.”
The Spirit is returning home to Audi Field to host the Racing Louisville FC expansion team in the Challenge Cup on Thursday.