Defensive Midfielder Rafael Rodriguez Signs with the Dallas Sidekicks

by Caitlin Reilly

Allen, Texas (March 3, 2023)-The Dallas Sidekicks have announced the signing of a defensive midfielder, Rafael Rodriguez. This will be Rodriguez’s first season with the Sidekicks and in the MASL. Per team and league guidelines, the terms of the agreement were not disclosed.  


Rodriguez was born September 10, 1997, and he calls El Remance in Mexico his hometown. He graduated from Conrad High School in Dallas and played on the soccer team. Growing up, Rodriguez also played in the FC Dallas Academy.  


Head Coach Ricardinho and General Manager Jessie Vilkofsky have high expectations for Rodriguez and hope he produces goals to help the team finish off the season strong. 


Outside of Sidekicks, Rodriguez likes to spend time with his family and german shepherd.  


Come watch Rodriguez make his debut TONIGHT at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center at 7:30 PM for Noche Caliente. Join us for a night of Hispanic Heritage as we will have Hispanic vendors pregame, a Lucha Libre-style Halftime Smackdown, and more! Score your tickets today by visiting, emailing, or by calling the office at (469) 393-0160. 



The Dallas Sidekicks is an American professional indoor soccer team of the Major Arena Soccer League. The organization was established in 1984, is headquartered in Allen, Texas, and plays all home games at the Allen Event Center. Follow the Sidekicks at and on their social media.    


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The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.