According to a report by USA Today Sports, Robbie Rogers has agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy. While the signing is already big news considering the former United States Men's National Team player is an obvious talent coming out of retirement to play in the MLS, Rogers is also making headlines for becoming the first active openly gay athlete to play in a U.S. team sport.
In February, Rogers simultaneously revealed in his blog that he was not only retiring from soccer, but he is gay. Two months after calling it quits, Rogers started mulling over a comeback when he spoke at the Nike Be True LGBT Youth Forum in Portland where he admitted, "I'm 25, I have a platform and a voice to be a role model. How much of a coward was I to not step up to the plate?"
Today, a press conference by the Galaxy will reveal "the club's newest player" which is expected to be Rogers.
[via ESPN FC]