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Robbie Rogers knows better than most that keeping secrets can crush you. But for much of his life he lived in paralyzing fear that sharing his big secret would cost him the love of his family and his career as a professional soccer player. So he never told anyone what was destroying his soul, both on and off the field.

While the world around Robbie was changing with breathtaking speed, he knew that for a gay man playing a professional team sport it might as well be 1958. He could be a professional soccer player, or he could be an out gay man. He couldn’t do both.

Then in 2013, at the age of twenty-five and after nearly stepping away from a brilliant career—one that included an NCAA Championship, winning the MLS Cup, and competing in the Olympics—he chose to tell the truth. But instead of facing the rejection he feared, he was embraced—by his family, his teammates, and his fans.

In Coming Out to Play, Robbie takes listeners on his incredible journey from terrified teenager to a trailblazing out-and-proud professional soccer player for the LA Galaxy, a man who has embraced his new identity as a role model and champion for those still struggling with the secrets that keep them from living their dreams.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rogers made history…As the first openly gay male to play a game in a major professional team sport in North America, Rogers’ ascension to becoming a pioneer was complete. Rogers’ return was symbolic, poetic and seamless all at the same time.”

    Sports Illustrated

  • “By standing up, coming out, and continuing to play the sport he loves, Robbie Rogers has inspired millions of people around the world. He has refused to let fear stop him from living and loving, and his story will move you as it has me.”

    Anderson Cooper

  • “Robbie Rogers’ story is as heroic on the field as it is off.”

    Mark Cuban

  • “Rogers’s debut is great inspiration for people of all ages struggling with shame and grappling with identity issues with regard to sexuality or otherwise. Those who enjoy memoir and stories of people who overcome difficulty will embrace this account.”

    Library Journal

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