Transcript for Openly Gay Soccer Player Joins American Team
To a headline from the west involving two people no sports 6789 robbie rogers now breaking another barrier announcing he's signing with an american am. Amy robach sits down with him tonight. Reporter: The only openly gay professional soccer player in the world announced today he is coming out of his short lived early retirement. Step away from soccer. I actually thought that i wouldn't miss it that much and i missed it more and more. Reporter: Robbie rogers will reportedly be on the field tomorrow on david beckham's old team, the l.A. Galaxy, joining jason collins in the history books, blazing the trail as the first professional athlete playing the game. Rogers had announced his retirement last month as he rocked the soccer world declaring he was gay. Did you hear gay slurs in the locker room? All the time. I heard gay slurs hanging out with my friends in high school and everywhere. What gave you the strength to say I can't do this anymore? I was raised to be a voice, to be myself, to be unique, not to follow a pack. Now robbie rogers will return to the game he loves on his home turf of southern california where his family lives. Gay athletes are athletes. I want to go back to soccer as robbie, as a soccer player. I don't want to go back as this gay athlete. I love the sport. I love being an athlete. I just want it to be that simple. Just that simple. Still much more ahead an
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