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Rogers an immediate part of Leeds' plans
by Paul Kennedy, January 11th, 2012 10:23PM
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[AMERICANS ABROAD] For the second time in his young career, Robbie Rogers is off to Europe. He joined Heerenveen of the Dutch Eredivisie after one season at Maryland but lasted only six months before returning home. Now after five seasons with the Columbus Crew, Rogers has signed as a free agent with Leeds United of the English League Championship, pending the receipt of a work permit.

Rogers scored 13 goals and had 16 assists in 103 games with the Crew. The winger was in and out of the U.S. national team over the last three years. The perhaps the biggest goal of this career came in August 2011 when he scored the tying goal for the USA in its 1-1 tie with Mexico in Jurgen Klinsmann's debut as U.S. coach.

Rogers, 24, had once played with Klinsmann on a PDL team in Southern California, where he grew up.

Rogers had arrived at Leeds after the 2011 MLS season to train. Leeds is reportedly confident that Rogers will earn a work permit even though he doesn't have the requisite number of national team appearances.

"We're delighted to have agreed a deal with Robbie," Leeds manager Simon Grayson told the club's official website. "He's been training with us and he came to Arsenal to get a feel of the group. He has been playing in the MLS where he has done well, he wants to continue his career in Europe, and we believe he will make an impact here. As soon the work permit business is complete, he will be an immediate part of our plans and have an opportunity with the first team."



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