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Robbie Rogers says he's gay in blog

February 15, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
Former MLS and U.S. national team midfielder Robbie Rogers announced Friday on his blog that he is retiring from the sport and that he is gay.

The 25-year-old former Leeds midfielder, who left the League One side Stevenage last month, wrote on his blog that he had been afraid of revealing his sexuality but that he is now leaving football.

Rogers, who made 18 appearances for the United States, wrote on his blog: "Secrets can cause so much internal damage. People love to preach ...

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