May 27, 2013

Robbie Rogers plays first game for Galaxy

Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay, active player in any major league sport in America, played his first game for Galaxy last night.
“Many years from now most people won’t remember the score of this game. But they’ll remember when he stepped on the field,” said former Galaxy executive Alexi Lalas, now an ESPN soccer analyst. “That’s cool. That’s important.”
The article says he received "polite applause" from the fans. I hope the applause grows louder as his gameplay improves. (He's been out of the game for two years and needs a bit of practice.)

A line has been crossed. And the sports world will never be the same. Good times.

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