Galaxy loan Robbie Rogers to Galaxy II

The Associated Press
Galaxy loan Robbie Rogers to Galaxy II
Los Angeles Galaxy's Robbie Rogers heads the ball against the Portland Timbers during the first half of an MLS soccer match on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Galaxy loaned Robbie Rogers to their Galaxy II team for a USL Pro game against Sacramento Republic FC on Sunday night.

Rogers is recovering from a left ankle injury. Last year, the former U.S. national team forward became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league when he made his debut for Los Angeles.

The MLS team said Friday that it also loaned Kyle Venter, Brian Rowe and Chandler Hoffman to Galaxy II.