Fox News - Fair & Balanced

Robbie Rogers

'I don't know what I was so afraid of': Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers joins LA Galaxy

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 strong support he received from family, fans and players, including Galaxy star Landon Donovan. Now Rogers is ready to accept his role as the league's first openly gay player."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.""People are just really growing and accepting and loving," he added. "Those other things are just not that important to them. I think as the younger get older and the generations come and go, I think times are just becoming more accepting."Last month, NBA veteran Jason Collins came out, and Rogers spoke with Collins on the day of the center's announcement."I would have thought more athletes would have take...

Read More

  1. Chicago ships Oduro to Columbus

    The Chicago Fire acquired midfielder Dilly Duka and the right of first refusal to United States international Robbie Rogers from the Columbus Crew on Monday in excha...

  2. After coming out as gay, Hitzlsperger hopes to make it easier for others in sports to do so

    Encouraged by others who have come out as gay, retired soccer player Thomas Hitzlsperger is hoping going public will help make it easier for other sporting stars to ...

  3. MLS Features: Top MLS stories of 2013

    A lot can happen over the course of a year.At this time in 2012, the Los Angeles Galaxy had just claimed their second straight MLS Cup title and David Beckham called...

  4. L.A. acquires Rogers; Magee heads to Chicago

    The Los Angeles Galaxy announced Saturday that the club has acquired midfielder Robbie Rogers from the Chicago Fire in exchange for Mike Magee.Rogers announced his r...

  5. LA Galaxy's Rogers becomes first openly gay US male athlete to play in game

    Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league on Sunday night, making his Major League Soccer debut with the Los Angel...

  6. Sarvas, Jimenez help L.A. down FC Dallas

    The Los Angeles Galaxy bagged two second-half goals en route to a 2-0 defeat of FC Dallas at the StubHub Center on Sunday.Marcelo Sarvas broke the deadlock in the 65...

  7. Amid the many debates over gay issues, is the public more accepting of lesbians than gay men?

    It may be a man's world, as the saying goes, but lesbians seem to have an easier time living in it than gay men do.High-profile lesbian athletes have come out while ...

  8. Reaction to NBA player Jason Collins coming out as gay

    Reaction from NBA veteran Jason Collins' first-person account published in Sports Illustrated, as he came out as the first gay male player in the four major American...

  9. From Navratilova to Louganis, gay athletes have come out while active or in retirement

    Even before Jason Collins, plenty of other athletes around the world have come out as gay, either while still active or in retirement.From Martina Navratilova to Gre...

  10. 'Why not live truthfully?': NBA's Jason Collins comes out, prompted in part by Boston bombings

    Last summer, NBA veteran Jason Collins considered joining an old Stanford college roommate, U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, at Boston's gay pride parade.Collins eventu...

  11. MLS Features: Beasts of the East

    We're 10 weeks into the 2013 Major League Soccer season, and there appears to be a shifting of power between the conferences as the standings indicate a four-way dea...

  12. Struggling Chicago, DCU square off at Toyota Park

    A pair clubs hoping to end their disappointing runs of form will meet at Toyota Park on Sunday when the Chicago Fire host D.C. United.The Fire ended their three-game...

  1. Pro soccer player Robbie Rogers says he is gay

    Robbie Rogers, a former player for the U.S. national team and Major League Soccer, says he is gay and "could not be happier" about his decision to go public with his...

  2. '14 Season Preview: Can Magee replicate 2013?

    Bridgeview, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - There are a number of questions facing new Chicago Fire head coach Frank Yallop as the season gets set to begin.One is how well ...

  3. Keane, Galaxy hammer Sounders as Rogers makes L.A. debut

    Robbie Rogers may have grabbed all the headlines before the match, but Robbie Keane certainly stole the show as the Irishman scored a first-half hat trick and assist...

  4. MLS Features: Rogers makes history among offensive outbursts

    It was a week that saw goals aplenty around MLS, while Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers made a bit of history on Sunday night as we look back on Week 13 i...

  5. NFL teams entering uncharted territory when it comes to bringing in an openly gay player

    Any NFL team that drafts Michael Sam will be taking on much more than a rookie pass-rusher.But experts say the smart approach for a team that signs the league's firs...

  6. Michael Sam, star Missouri defensive end, comes out as gay

    Missouri All-American defensive end Michael Sam has publicly acknowledged that he is gay, making him potentially the first openly gay NFL player.In interviews with E...

  7. Former Missouri standout Sam comes out

    Columbia, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Reigning SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year and former Missouri standout defensive end Michael Sam announced that he is gay in an...

‹ Prev12345Next ›