Found March 29, 2013 on NESN.com:
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. Rogers also announced that he was leaving soccer, saying he wanted to “discover myself away from football.” Over the last month-and-a-half Rogers has stayed quiet in public aside from Twitter. However, it’s worth noting that Rogers’ announcement was followed with a major outpouring of support from fellow soccer players and athletes throughout the world of sports. On Friday, the New York Times published the first formal interview with Rogers since his announcement. The 25-year old explained that he hopes “people will understand that I need to be a little selfish about this,” but also left the door open to returning ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Robbie Rogers Does Interview, First After Coming Out

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...
Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.