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Leeds United's Rogers already planning for life after football

Leeds United winger Robbie Rogers admits he is already looking to plan ahead for life after his playing career.

The 24-year old former Columbus Crew man is involved with Short North clothing boutique Brigade back in Ohio and Los Angeles-based shop Halsey 44 and although he is still in the middle of what could be a long and productive career in England, he is planning for what comes after sport.

"Of course I want to set myself up; in something other than just be being an athlete. I have a lot of different levels," said Rogers.

"You set yourself up so you can support yourself when you're done at your sport.

"I'm an investor. I'm involved in social media," said Rogers of his role with Halsey44.

"When I was back home in California, I went to meetings with sales reps. I'll go and talk with buyers. I'm very involved. It's been a great way for me to learn about business and how to network with people outside of my sport."

He added: "It's a cool side of your brain you get to use. It's different from being an athlete, running around kicking people and working out. Now that I'm in the industry, it's exciting and it's a lot of work. It's something I'm really interested in now."

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