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Ex-Leeds winger Rogers reflects on amazing year after LA Galaxy title triumph

LA Galaxy winger Robbie Rogers helped his club to victory in the MLS Cup final against New England Revolution - less than 18 months after coming out as gay.

Former Leeds United midfielder Rogers was able to celebrate on the pitch with his family today and also publicly thanked teammate Landon Donovan, who is now hanging up the boots.

"For me personally, Landon was one of the guys that helped me get back into the game," Rogers told MLSsoccer.com. "He's been a supporter of mine throughout my career and I've always looked up to him. To let him go on this vacation, start the adventure of his new life and figure out what he wants to do, I'm just so happy he can leave the Galaxy with his head held extremely high.

"Even without this win, he's had such an amazing career. He's the best player for US soccer ever and in this league, and has done so much. To get him the extra silverware, I'm just very proud of the team and I'm happy I was able to share it with him."

For Rogers, he's staying put, having signed a new, long-term deal with the Galaxy last month.

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