Found March 29, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
PLAYERS: Robbie Rogers
Jamie Sabau/Getty Images About a month and a half after his retirement, Robbie Rogers has finally talked  about his decision to leave soccer and admitting his homosexuality in an interview with Donald McRae of The Guardian. He also did a video sit-down with McRae, where he sat next to the British reporter and revealed his true feelings on homosexual athletes in world football. Rogers’s senior career spanned from 2005 to 2013 before announcing his retirement in mid-February. That included 18 caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team, and also included this strike off a low cross from Brek Shea that showed the promise of the next U.S. soccer generation. Courtesy of U.S. Soccer Rogers has already gotten loads of support, but there was one quote that stood out to me. “I have tons of support from footballers,” Rogers told McRae. “No one has said ‘hey Robbie! I’m so glad you did this. I’m actually gay as well.’ It’s going to take more time.” Rogers was willing to come out, but no one else h...

Robbie Rogers Grants First Interview Since Coming Out, Leaves Door Open for Return to Soccer

Before you ask “Why is this relevant?” just remember that there has yet to be a gay athlete in any major American sport to come out during their career — and think of why that might be. Back in February, former U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team player and Leeds United forward Robbie Rogers came out as gay on his blog, penning a 400-word post declaring his sexual preference...
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