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Soccer: Robbie Rogers Will Stay in Los Angeles

Soccer: Robbie Rogers Will Stay in Los Angeles


Rogers, the only openly gay player in America's professional soccer league, will stay with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

The Los Angeles Galaxy announced Thursday that it has signed Robbie Rogers to a multiyear contract extension with the club. Rogers, the first and only openly gay player in Major League Soccer, has played for the Galaxy since May 2013.

Earlier this season, Rogers made the move from midfield to defense, a position switch that earned him a starting spot for the Galaxy. Los Angeles will host Seattle in the first game of the Western Conference Championship November 23.

"We are excited that Robbie will remain a part of our organization going forward," Galaxy head coach and general manager Bruce Arena said in a statement Thursday. "He has proven to be a dynamic player in our League and an integral part of our success this year. We look forward to his continued contributions in the years to come."

Rogers, who presented the Guardian Award to Levi Strauss & Co. at the Outfest Legacy Awards this past Wednesday, tweeted "Thrilled to have re-signed with @LAGalaxy. Thank you for your support, patience, and belief in my abilities. We're not done yet. #MLSCup"

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