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Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league on May 26, 2013, making his Major League Soccer debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Major League Soccer OKs steps to protect gay players from discrimination

Thursday, March 13, 2014
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Major League Soccer has agreed to new measures to protect gay players from discrimination and harassment following similar steps by Major League Baseball and the NFL. [ Read more → ]
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Rogers debuts with Galaxy, first openly gay professional soccer player

Sunday, May 26, 2013
CARSON, Calif. — Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league on Sunday night, making his Major League Soccer debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy. [ Read more → ]
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Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers comes out of retirement, joins LA Galaxy

Saturday, May 25, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Robbie Rogers is joining the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer in another step by openly gay athletes in professional sports. [ Read more → ]
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San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon suspended for gay slur

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for what Major League Soccer called "unacceptable and offensive language" toward an opponent after using an anti-gay slur. [ Read more → ]
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Sounders’ Marc Burch opens up about his suspension for homophobic slur

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
TUKWILA, Wash. -- Seattle Sounders defender Marc Burchsaid Tuesday the suspension he received for using a homophobic slur during a playoff game last season needed to be harsh and was deserved. [ Read more → ]
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U.S. national team player, MLS star Robbie Rogers comes out, announces retirement

Friday, February 15, 2013
'My secret is gone, I am a free man, I can move on and live my life as my creator intended' -- And with that statement, former Major League Soccer player Robbie Rogers announced Friday that he is gay, and -- at the age of 25 -- is retiring from the sport. [ Read more → ]
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Seattle Sounders’ Marc Burch gets fine, suspension for homophobic slur

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Major League Soccer has suspended Seattle Sounders' Marc Burch for three games after he used a homophobic slur against another player during a playoff match against the opposing Real Salt Lake team last week. [ Read more → ]
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Major League Soccer to end partnership with anti-gay Boy Scouts

Monday, July 23, 2012
NEW YORK -- Its partnership is not even a year old, but Major League Soccer has announced that it will end its affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America when its when the current agreement expires at the end of the season. [ Read more → ]
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Soccer player Colin Clark under fire for calling ball boy a ‘fucking faggot’

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Houston Dynamo winger Colin Clark is under fire for calling a ball boy a "fucking faggot" in Friday night's soccer match in Seattle after he wasn't issued a new ball as quickly as he wanted on a throw-in situation. [ Read more → ]
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