Openly gay soccer player Rogers to write memoir

Robbie Rogers, first openly gay male to play in US professional league, has book deal

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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2013 file photo shows Robbie Rogers at the Macy's Passport's Glamorama at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Rogers, the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league, has a memoir scheduled for next year. “Coming Out to Play” will be published as a paperback original by Penguin Books, the publisher announced Thursday, Oct. 10. According to Penguin, Rogers’ book will track his rise from a “troubled, isolated child” to a winger for the Los Angeles Galaxy of the Major Soccer League. Rogers, 26, will co-write the book with Eric Marcusm who collaborated on Greg Louganis’ best-selling memoir. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league, has a memoir scheduled to be published next year.

Penguin Books announced Thursday that "Coming Out to Play" will be published as a paperback original. Penguin says Rogers' book will track his rise from a "troubled, isolated child" to a winger for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. The 26-year-old Rogers will co-write the book with Eric Marcusm, who collaborated on Greg Louganis' best-selling memoir.

Rogers retired from soccer in February, when he revealed in a post on his blog that he was gay. But he began training with the Galaxy in the spring at the invitation of coach Bruce Arena and was signed by the team in May.

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