USA Today: Robbie Rogers agrees to terms with LA Galaxy

Drew Hallowell

USA Today is reporting on two anonymous sources that the LA Galaxy and Robbie Rogers have agreed to terms, making Rogers the first openly gay athlete to play professional sports.

USA Today is reporting with two sources that Robbie Rogers has agreed to terms with the LA Galaxy. The story reports he's been traded from the Chicago Fire to the LA Galaxy, but does not list what he was traded for. He would have to have his rights traded to LA first, then LA would have to come to terms on a contract.

The sources in the article spoke anonymously as the deal has not been announced, and rumors have had the two sides hard at work to bring Rogers back to MLS. He's been training with the club for a few weeks now. Rogers is also quoted in the article, saying in an exclusive interview that he felt like a coward for not playing while openly gay.

In the article it talks about Landon Donovan as being one of Rogers' supporters. Robbie Rogers lists returning to the national team as an aspiration and one of the reason for his return to MLS.

Stay tuned this weekend to see if there's a historic announcement.

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