MLS Commissioner Don Garber shows his support for Robbie Rogers

Alex Labidou
February 16, 2013
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After remaining silent on Robbie Rogers decision to come out as gay and step away from professional soccer on Friday, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber advocated the 25-year-old's decision on twitter.

"I am proud to be part of a sport that has been so supportive of @robbierogers. I admire his courage and hope he stays involved in the game," Garber tweeted from his @thesoccerdon account.

Rogers made worldwide soccer headlines when he made his announcement on his personal blog. Many of his former teammates from the United States national team, the University of Maryland and the Columbus Crew showed their support for the left winger. Heath Pearce, Andy Iro, Chris Seitz, Sacha Kljestan, Eddie Pope were among the many who voiced their praise for Rogers' courage. Garber and MLS initially declined request for comment by on Friday.

Rogers is starting a new position with Men's Health magazine in the UK.

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