Former MLS, U.S. national team player...

Former MLS, U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers comes out as gay...

There are 7 comments on the sports.yahoo.com story from Feb 15, 2013, titled Former MLS, U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers comes out as gay.... In it, sports.yahoo.com reports that:

In a moving post entitled "The Next Chapter..." on his personal blog, 25-year-old former MLS and U.S. national team midfielder Robbie Rogers came out as gay and announced he is stepping away from the game. Last week, the Chicago Fire acquired the rights to Rogers should he return to MLS. Rogers voiced his annoyance at "how the MLS works" on Twitter when it happened, but it seemed like a return was likely for him.

Rogers has 18 caps for the U.S. national team (his last coming in 2011) and played on the U-23 squad at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He also co-owns a clothing line called Halsey and has done some modeling for it.

In 2011, former MLS player David Testo also came out. "It's like carrying around a secret, you know, and carrying around luggage and just never being allowed to be yourself," he told CBC.

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David Traversa

Villa Angelica, Argentina

#1 Feb 15, 2013
Good for him ! Too many hypocrites in the world already ..

Since: Mar 09

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#2 Feb 16, 2013
What a hottie!!

Since: Mar 09

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#3 Feb 16, 2013

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#4 Feb 16, 2013
They are (almost) always "former" when they come out in pro-sports. Too bad.
David Traversa

Tucuman, Argentina

#5 Feb 16, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
They are (almost) always "former" when they come out in pro-sports. Too bad.
Yes , that's unfortunate .. fear of consequences , no doubt .. Let's hope things take a new turn , now that several have taken the plunge ..

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#6 Feb 19, 2013
snyper wrote:
What a hottie!!
Yup. Just remember I saw him first!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#7 Feb 19, 2013
snyper wrote:
http://www.therobbierogers.com /
Thank you for the link to his blog when he announced all this.

Very moving piece.

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