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Robbie Rogers signs with LA Galaxy, becomes first openly gay player in MLS
Yahoo Sports ^ | May 24, 2013 | Brooks Peck

Posted on 05/25/2013 8:06:41 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Three months after coming out as gay and stepping away from the game, midfielder Robbie Rogers has signed with the LA Galaxy according to multiple reports. MLS rights to Rogers, who previously played in the league for Columbus Crew from 2007 to 2011, were owned by the Chicago Fire, but Rogers didn't want to play for them. So after casually training with the Galaxy over the last several weeks, a trade was finally worked out, sending midfielder Mike Magee to Chicago in exchange for Rogers, who is now the first openly gay player in MLS. And according to ESPN, he is also "the first active openly gay male athlete to compete in an American professional team sport."

Rogers came out in February with a moving post on his personal blog, saying "Secrets can cause so much internal damage. People love to preach about honesty, how honesty is so plain and simple. Try explaining to your loved ones after 25 years you are gay." At the end of March, he told the Guardian that it was "impossible" to be gay in football.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chat; homosexuals; rogers; soccer; sports
And once again, the sports domain becomes the centerpiece feature in the societal pages or is it the other way around.
1 posted on 05/25/2013 8:06:41 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

has Obama called him yet?


2 posted on 05/25/2013 8:08:56 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The first?

3 posted on 05/25/2013 8:10:54 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I thought all MLS players were gay....


4 posted on 05/25/2013 8:11:07 AM PDT by freebilly
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5 posted on 05/25/2013 8:11:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It would be funny to see see him at an away game, with the opposing fans yelling “faggot” all during the game. I’m sure they would do it in Europe...


6 posted on 05/25/2013 8:12:31 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
first openly Major League SUCKER...
7 posted on 05/25/2013 8:29:24 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Oh, it would be more creative than that in Europe!

Torres song with lyrics (Manchester United version)
[adults only, not safe for work]

The fact that it's chanted to the tune of "When Johnny comes Marching Home" is just icing.
8 posted on 05/25/2013 8:29:56 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: freebilly
I thought all MLS players were gay....

All "male" soccer is gay.
9 posted on 05/25/2013 8:36:54 AM PDT by Goldsborough
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To: ConservativeStatement

Soccer?

I thought they were all homos.


10 posted on 05/25/2013 8:46:23 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: BenLurkin

He’s so brave /s/


11 posted on 05/25/2013 8:51:35 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: freebilly

Closet cases


12 posted on 05/25/2013 8:52:13 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Sick degenerates. Now we'll have "First openly Gay" headlines every week for the next decade.
I'm still unclear about the agenda for promoting news this way. It serves no purpose for
average people who don't care who has sex in feces. In fact, many don't care enough to stop it. Sad.
13 posted on 05/25/2013 8:59:10 AM PDT by MaxMax
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I think it is a combination of issues designed to destroy anything that is seen as geared towards straight men. Women in men's locker rooms, gays in sports, women and the military issue, gays and the military issue, etc. When the Dems nominate a woman for president, possibly as early as 2016, we will hear nothing but women and gay issues. Last night, I saw a TV ad where a woman on a business trip did a video call to her home and the husband was in curlers. Think about that because the future is the emasculation of the American male. This is part of the real culture war.
14 posted on 05/25/2013 9:27:30 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Smith forwards the ball to Jones, Jones passes off to Rogers, Rogers minces towards the goal ...
15 posted on 05/25/2013 10:38:26 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Undicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: ConservativeStatement
ENOUGH!
16 posted on 05/25/2013 11:12:45 AM PDT by conservativeimage.com (I don't blame Obama. I blame America.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Ha! I’ve watched Robbie for a number of years, and he has always “minced” towards the goal all these years. I’ve never understood how he made the national team for even a season.


17 posted on 05/25/2013 11:14:11 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: BenLurkin

Mr. FF laughed out loud at your photo.


18 posted on 05/25/2013 11:15:11 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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