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Columbus Crew winger Rodgers ready for big 2009

Columbus Crew attacking midfielder Robbie Rogers is looking towards the next season and 2009 with both anticipation and reservation. "I talked to my dad at the end of last year and the beginning of this year," he told mlsnet. "We talked about my goals from last year and how I guess I reached all of them. I went to the Olympics, won the MLS Cup, won the Supporters' Shield, and was an All-Star and Best XI. It was a great year last year. I don't know if I'll be able to replicate that year."

Although Rogers is aware that his and his team's achievements were outstanding last year, breaking into the US Men's National Team has brought new challenges.

"Training (with the national team) is always fast and playing with those players is a great experience for me and to be able to play in that game against Sweden was kind of like the perfect ending to the camp. Then to come back here for the Mexico game was awesome," he said. "I made a lot of progress this offseason and now I need to build on it this season."

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