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 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...
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...
In a post on his blog, Robbie Rogers, a member of the United States men’s national soccer team, announced he was stepping away from the sport after coming out.
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...