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Gay soccer star Robbie Rogers retires from LA Galaxy

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Robbie Rogers, the LA Galaxy defender who became the first openly gay male athlete in a major North American professional sport, is retiring from soccer.

The 30-year-old Rogers announced his retirement Tuesday through the Galaxy.

Rogers is a 10-year MLS veteran and two-time All-Star who won league championships in 2008 and 2014. He missed the entire 2017 season with injuries. He was ruled out for the year in May because of nerve damage in his left ankle, requiring surgery. (MORE)

Los Angeles Leaders
G: R. Alessandrini13
Ast: R. Alessandrini12
PKG: G. Dos Santos3
YC: J. Jones8
RC: J. Van Damme3
GAA: B. Rowe1.64
CS: J. Kempin2
Los Angeles Team Stats (Rank)
Goals: 45 (17)
Goals Allowed: 67 (2)
Penalty Kick Goals: 5 (7)
Shots: 396 (18)
Shots on Goal: 132 (19)
Yellow Cards: 67 (16)
Red Cards: 8 (21)
Results
DateOppFinal
8/27LA-SJL 0-3
9/2LA-COLW 3-0
9/10SEA-LAT 1-1
9/16LA-TORL 0-4
9/20ATL-LAL 0-4
9/24KC-LAL 1-2
9/27HOU-LAT 3-3
9/30LA-RSLT 1-1
10/15LA-MINW 3-0
10/22DAL-LAL 1-5
Transfers
DatePlayerFromToType
7/28J. Dos SantosVILLATransfer
1/31R. AlessandriniMARLATransfer
1/19. Joao PedroVDGLATransfer
Injuries
DatePlayerStatus
No recent injuries
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