The LA Galaxy winger made his name with the Crew between 2007 and 2011 and says Thursday's meeting at the StubHub Center provides a little more excitement than normal.
"I'm always excited, but I'm a little more excited to play against these guys, guys that I pretty much made my career with," Rogers told the Columbus Dispatch. "I'm excited to see the guys."
Of the popularity of the Ohio club, Rogers added: "It seems like the fan base has grown, that people are more aware of the clubs and are more excited.
"When I talk to people, they've been to games and enjoyed their experience. That has definitely grown, (though) I don't know if that's just me being in LA. The play, so far, I don't think it has changed much."