Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 5/27/13

COLUMBUS, OH - MAY 8: Robbie Rogers #18 of the Columbus Crew controls the ball against the New England Revolution on May 8, 2010 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league on Sunday night, making his Major League Soccer debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Rogers entered as a substitute in the 77th minute with the Galaxy leading the Seattle Sounders 4-0, which turned out to be the final score. He received loud cheers from the crowd of 24,811 as he ran onto the pitch, with fans chanting his last name. Rogers ran by teammate Landon Donovan, who slapped his hand and patted him on the back as he took his position. Rogers touched the ball a couple times in the closing minutes of the Galaxy's victory that ended Seattle's three-game winning streak. Before the game, Rogers was the focus of six photographers after he and the other subs sat on the bench. Marc Burch, a Sounders substitute, slapped hands with Rogers as he headed toward the visiting bench. Seattle coach Sigi Schmid, who once coached the Galaxy, sought out Rogers for a supportive pre-game hug. Rogers' ...
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