Found February 15, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Robbie Rogers, a soccer player for the U.S. Men’s National Team and most recently under contract with Leeds Unites, came out as gay on his blog on Friday and indicated he was leaving soccer. Rogers earned 18 caps during his career with the National Team — scoring two goals — and played with the Columbus crew from the 2007 through 2011 seasons. Since then he had been with Leeds United, a club in the second tier of the English football system, at the behest of U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann. In January, however, after battling injury Rogers was released from the club “by mutual consent.” On Friday, Rogers took to his blog on TheRobbieRogers.com, and admitted that he is gay, and that he had been struggling with the fear of coming out for years. He also indicated that intends to “step away” from soccer, although whether that means a hiatus or retirement was unclear. The text of Rogers’ blog post is as follows. Any mistakes or style errors are intrinsic to the original composition: Things a...
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