Robbie Rogers gets multi-year contact extension with Los Angeles Galaxy
While Michael Sam continues to struggle to find a team to plat for in the NFL, US pro soccer's first openly gay player has just landed a contract extension.
The Los Angeles Galaxy announced Thursday (13 November) that Robbie Rogers has been signed to a multi-year extension.
Rogers tweeted the news: 'Thrilled to have re-signed with @LAGalaxy. Thank you for your support, patience, and belief in my abilities. We're not done yet.'
The 27 year old, who joined the team in May 2013, has so far made 30 appearances and 22 starts as a member of the Galaxy.
'We are excited that Robbie will remain a part of our organization going forward,' LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena said in a statement on the team's website.
'He has proven to be a dynamic player in our League and an integral part of our success this year,' Arena added. 'We look forward to his continued contributions in the years to come.'
Rogers has just published his autobiography and ABC is set to create Men in Shorts, a sitcom inspired by Rogers' story.
This has been reposted from Gay Star News.