Robbie Rogers has announced he will be returning to the US after two seasons in the United Kingdom. Rogers will join the LA Galaxy as the league's first openly gay player. Rogers came out in February, the same day he announced he was retiring from the sport. (JAMIE SABAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Rogers said he's ready to be Major League Soccer's first openly gay player. "I don't know what I was so afraid of," he said.
CHICAGO - MAY 27: Ryan Freel #4 of the Chicago Cubs takes a swing against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 27, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Pirates 5-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) (JONATHAN DANIEL /AFP/Getty Images)
Freel retired prematurely after a series of injuries starting in 2006.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States serves during the Women's Beach Volleyball Gold medal match against the United States on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guard's Parade on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (CAMERON SPENCER/AFP/Getty Images)
Walsh-Jennings said she felt "unreasonably moody" during the London Games.
COQUITLAM, BC - AUGUST 26: Amateur Lydia Ko of New Zealand hits a tee shot on the fifth hole on her way to a three shot victory during the final round of the Canadian Women's Open at The Vancouver Golf Club on August 26, 2012 in Coquitlam, Canada. (HARRY HOW /AFP/Getty Images)
Lydia Ko, 15, became the first amateur in 43 years to win an LPGA event.