This is great.
Robbie Rogers appeared on the Dan Patrick Show this morning and spoke about his decision to come out as gay, and what it has been like to get back to playing soccer with the LA Galaxy.
The USMNT player retired from soccer back in February, when he announced he was gay. But with a hugely positive response over the past few months, Rogers decided to leave England, move home to Los Angeles and train with the LA Galaxy of Major League soccer.
That incredible support from family and fans allowed Rogers to return to soccer last Sunday — after LA traded Mike Magee to the Chicago Fire to acquire Rogers — as the winger came on as a late sub against the Seattle Sounders at the Home Depot Center.
Rogers was humbled by the response he has received from fans across the globe.
“One thing that I’ve learned from all this is that people are sensitive and have been very supportive through this whole process. That really surprised me. I didn’t know what to expect really. And I didn’t really care at that point. I just wanted to be honest with my family and friends and myself.”
Now sit back, relax and let the dulcet tones of Dan Patrick (video below) take you through the story of Rogers coming out and how he reversed his decision to retire from soccer at the age of 25.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!