Former United States soccer midfielder reveals he is gay and ends career

Rogers scored two goals for the Americans, including the first goal by the US side with former German international Jurgen Klinsmann as coach, netting the equalizer in the 73rd minute of a 1-1 home friendly draw with Mexico in 2011.

updated: February 16, 2013 09:59 IST
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Washington: Robbie Rogers, a former US national team midfielder and 2008 Olympian, announced in a blog posting on Friday that he is gay and that he is retiring from football at age 25.

Rogers, whose four-year stint with the Columbus Crew included a Major League Soccer title in 2008, played briefly for Leeds United this season but left the club after a loan deal to English League One side Stevenage expired last month.

In a blog posting linked to his Twitter account, Rogers made an emotional revelation under a message that simply said, "Just getting some sh*t off my chest."

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