Robbie Rogers is first openly gay athlete to play in US pro league

Photo of soccer player, Robbie Rogers. Wilson Wong photo.
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Los Angeles midfielder becomes the first openly gay man to play in US professional sport after reversing his decision to retire.

Robbie Rogers is back where he feels he belongs and is most comfortable. On a soccer pitch playing the game he has loved since he was a boy. Now that he has revealed the long kept secret that he is gay, he is ready to move on and focus on resuming his career.

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Rogers made history when he became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a US professional league, making his Major League Soccer debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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