Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 5/27/13

CARSON, CA - APRIL 05: Robbie Rogers #19 of the Columbus Crew warms up prior to the MLS match against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center on April 5, 2009 in Carson, California. Chivas USA defeated the Crew 3-2. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Usually making your debut in the 77th minute of 4-0 soccer match doesn't merit much fanfare but when you are Robbie Rogers — and making the unprecedented appearance on the pitch as the first openly gay man playing in a U.S. professional team sports league —  there was no way to prepare yourself on what to expect. During Sunday's game against the Seattle Sounders, Rogers debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy was all he hoped for and more. As Rogers' longshot wish to play in the MSL, after coming out as gay and walking away from the game, was granted he was received with rousing cheers and applause as he trotted out onto the field.  "I guess this is a historic thing, but for me it was just a soccer game," Rogers said.  Rogers announced his return to soccer  on Friday. The 26-year-old had retired in February after making his sexual orientation public. On Saturday, the Galaxy announced they had acquired Rogers in a trade with the Chicago Fire. Rogers had been training with t...
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