Garber hopes LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders target Rogers makes MLS return

MLS Commissioner Don Garber says he hopes Robbie Rogers makes a playing return to MLS.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber says he hopes Robbie Rogers makes a playing return to MLS.

Rogers has trained with Los Angeles Galaxy this week and both the Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders have been public in their desire to acquire him. The former Leeds United winger announced he was gay earlier this year.

“It’s obviously such a big story this week,” Garber said. “Mark (McCullers) is probably pretty pleased with the trade that he made with Chicago. We’d love to see Robbie back in the league. By the way, we’d love to see Robbie back in the league regardless of the announcement that he made when he was over in England. He’s a great player.

“When great, young, aspiring national-team players leave it’s something that is a positive for the sport overall but I want those players in Major League Soccer. I think Robbie’s got to make that decision for himself. His family is in Los Angeles, for those of you who saw the Nightline report, (and) it was appropriate while he’s in town to get in shape and start playing and figure out what his future will be. I hope that future is having him play in Major League Soccer.

“And I’m not at all concerned about any tampering or anything like that.”

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