Robert Hampton "Robbie" Rogers is an American former professional soccer player. He played as either a winger or as a second striker. Rogers also represented the United States men's national soccer team.Rogers started playing soccer at age four-and-a-half at the American Youth Soccer Organization. During his one season at UMD, he scored seven times and assisted a further five goals. He was also named in the ACC All-Conference Freshman team, as well as the Soccer Rookie Team of the Year. In 2006, Rogers attracted the interest of Dutch Eredivisie side Heerenveen. He signed for Heerenveen in August 2006, although failed to make any first-team appearances. He left the club by mutual consent in February 2007, and returned to the United States to sign for Columbus Crew. He had four successful season at the Colombus, with the player breaking through into the first-team, as well as securing an MLS Cup title in 2008 and twoSupporters' Shield wins in 2008 and 2009 respectively. A month later, he signed for Championshipside Leeds United on a free transfer. The first six months of his Leeds career were blighted by injury, and he was transfer-listed ahead of the 2012–13 season. In August 2012, Rogers joined League One team Stevenage on a loan deal until January 2013.
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Robbie Rogers: Coming out in football is sadly still a big event
Robbie Rogers is not the most recognisable name in football but after he revealed his retirement from the sport aged 25 on Friday, he has suddenly become familiar with supporters across the world. Rogers was most recently turning out for League One Stevenage on loan after being released from Leeds …