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Robbie Rogers is joining the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer in another step by openly gay athletes in professional sports. He told The Associated Press his fears about returning to soccer were eased by the strong support he received from family, fans and players, including Galaxy star Landon Donovan. Now Rogers is ready to accept his role as the league's first openly gay player. ''I don't know what I was so afraid of,'' Rogers said Friday. ''It's been such a positive experience for me. The one thing I've learned from all of this is being gay is not that big of a deal to people.'' ''People are just really growing and accepting and loving,'' he added. ''Those other things are just not that important to them. I think as the younger get older and the generations come and go, I think times are just becoming more accepting.'' The 26-year-old player had retired in February on the same day the for...
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