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Sports briefs: Gay player Robbie Rogers to join L.A. Galaxy

Published May 24, 2013 7:31 pm

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Robbie Rogers is expected to join the Los Angeles Galaxy and become the first openly gay player on a major men's professional team in North America.

The Galaxy are expected to introduce Rogers, 26, as a member of the Major League Soccer team at a news conference Saturday. Rogers announced that he was gay in February, when he also announced his retirement from soccer.

Rogers played in MLS with the Columbus Crew before moving in 2011 to England.

Jason Collins, the NBA player who announced that he was gay in an article in Sports Illustrated this month, is not under contract with a team.

The Associated Press