Gay Footballer Robbie Rogers Trains with L.A. Galaxy; Back to MLS? - VIDEO
Could Robbie Rogers, who retired in February after announcing he is gay, be planning a return to Major League Soccer?
The Guardian reports:
The former international, 25, was released by Leeds United in January, after a loan spell at Stevenage, and in February said he was leaving the game that had "hid his secret". But on Tuesday he trained with the Galaxy, whose coach, Bruce Arena, said it was "open-ended" as to what his future with the club might hold. The Chicago Fire hold Rogers' Major League Soccer rights, meaning the Galaxy would need to work out a trade in order to sign him.
"He looked a lot sharper than I thought he would today, given the fact he's been away from the game for a while" Arena told the Galaxy's website. "The timing I guess is good. I think our league is a progressive league. Our league is a league comprised of all different races, colours and creeds, and to be accepting of a gay athlete I don't think is anything that's difficult for our league.
Watch video of Robbie training as well as interviews with head coach Bruce Arena, and players Landon Donovan and Mike Magee about his chances of returning, AFTER THE JUMP...