Thomson ReutersFebruary 15, 2013 16:00
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By Simon Evans
MIAMI, Feb 15 (Reuters) - United States international Robbie Rogers has come out as gay and says he is stepping away from soccer.
The 25-year-old, who recently played in England for Leeds United and Stevenage and has 18 caps for the U.S. team, wrote on his website - under the title "The Next Chapter" - that he had been afraid to raise the issue.
There are no openly gay players playing in Major League Soccer or in the English professional leagues.