The 26-year old winger returned from a hamstring injury to feature in recent Guinness International Champions Cup fixtures against Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan and Spain’s Real Madrid but that form did not equate into a spot in Bruce Arena’s MLS roster.
The former Leeds United man is well aware that he has not quite improved at the rate he would have liked since returning from a premature retirement earlier in the year and is now intent on working hard to force his way back into the starting line-up of the back-to-back MLS champions.
“I thought I played pretty well against Juventus and Real Madrid, and the AC Milan game wasn't my best game, and I think that Bruce just wanted me to kind of refocus and think about those games I did well in,” Rogers said. “I think he just wanted to switch things around a bit.
“You always feel that way as a professional (having something to prove), but you don't want to be left out of the 18, no matter what, whatever the reason is,” Rogers added. “So definitely you do your best. You can't control some things, but you work you’re a** off.”