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Rogers joins Galaxy

Sun., May 26, 2013

Midfielder Robbie Rogers is joining the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer in another step by openly gay athletes in professional sports. He told The Associated Press his fears about returning to soccer were eased by the support he received from family, fans and players, including Galaxy star Landon Donovan. “I don’t know what I was so afraid of,” Rogers said Friday. “It’s been such a positive experience for me. The one thing I’ve learned from all of this is being gay is not that big of a deal to people.” The 26-year-old had retired in February, the same day the former U.S. national team player publicly came out in a blog post. Rogers’ MLS rights had been held by the Chicago Fire. To acquire him, the Galaxy traded high-scoring midfielder Mike Magee to Chicago. – AP


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