Robbie Rogers joins Galaxy, makes history
Updated news and social media reaction to Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers becoming the first openly gay male athlete to splay in a major U.S pro sport Sunday in Carson.
- Rolling Hills Estates' Rogers went from signing Saturday to playing Sunday in front of friends and family in a whirlwind Memorial Day weekend.
- The Galaxy's newest signing was announced Saturday:
- A historic day for Rogers, who grew up in Rolling Hills Estates, and now returns home to the South Bay:
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- Glancing HeaderWhy would Galaxy give up an established goal scorer and utility man in Magee for an unknown in Rogers? It's because the Galaxy doesn't have an owner who makes...Why would Galaxy give up an established goal scorer and utility man in Magee for an unknown in Rogers? It's because the Galaxy doesn't have an owner who makes decisions in the best interests of the team; it has an MLS investor who's looking after the league's interests. And the last thing the league owners want to do is to give the players, who want (and deserve!) free agency, a player to rally around as the next labor contract negotiations heat up. "Solving" the Robbie Rogers situation was iimperative for AEG for that reason, even if it needed to sacrifice the interests of the team to do it.more2013-05-26T02:32:19.460Z