CARSON, Calif. -- Robbie Rogers has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the LA Galaxy.
The Galaxy didn't announce the terms of their deal Thursday with Rogers, the first openly gay player in MLS.
Rogers has excelled since moving to full-time defense this season, starting 15 games and contributing two assists as a left back.
Galaxy coach Bruce Arena says the 27-year...
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11 days ago
If you’ve followed soccer or even just the movement for acceptance of LGBTQ athletes in sports in recent years, you may be familiar with the story of Robbie Rogers. Rogers, who came up in MLS with the Columbus Crew and eventually made it as far as Leeds United in the English Championship, came out in May of 2013. Following a brief retirement, Rogers returned to soccer, and to MLS...
Robbie Rogers was cheered in his first road game with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Rogers, the first openly gay man playing in a U.S. professional league, entered as a substitute in the 62nd minute of Los Angeles' 2-0 loss to the Carolina Railhawks on Wednesday night in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
He received polite applause from the Railhawks' record crowd...
Former MLS and U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers says he is gay.
In a post on his personal website, Rogers writes: ''Life is only complete when your loved ones know you. ... Try explaining to your loved ones after 25 years you are gay.''
Rogers' agent, Shaun Higgins, confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday that the post was from his client. Rogers...
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February 16, 2013
Leeds players have offered their support to former team-mate Robbie Rogers after the American winger revealed he is gay .
Football was left to once again examine its last great taboo as Rogers, capped 18 times by the United States and a 2008 Olympian, wrote on his blog that he had been afraid of revealing his sexuality - and he now wants to live a new life outside of the game.
Robbie Rogers, a former winger with the US national team who played prep soccer at Mater Dei, said Friday he was stepping away from the sport after revealing that he is gay.
In the final analysis, Rogers said he had to choose between being himself and being a soccer player.
He chose to be himself.
"I always thought I could hide this secret," Rogers, 25, wrote in a powerful...
Former Columbus Crew and United States midfielder Robbie Rogers has come out as gay and announced his retirement effective immediately.
The 25-year-old American, who played for Leeds United and left League One side Stevenage last month, wrote on his blog that he had been afraid of revealing his sexuality - but that he is now leaving football.
Rogers, who won 18 caps for the United...