In a Facebook
post, LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers
, the first openly gay MLS player, said an Orange County Blues player repeatedly
called him "queer" during the USL game he played with LA Galaxy II on Saturday. Rogers said it was the first gay slur he's heard since he returned to MLS in 2013 and announced he was gay.
"I'm happy that I practiced restraint worthy of my sport," he said in his post. "I'm thankful for the many players on my team and even the opposing one who apologized to me for one man's
actions. Today, I woke up grateful to work in organization filled with so many players and coaches who have worked hard to practice tolerance of everyone and to help change a culture. But mostly I'm
proud of myself. I am proud more than ever that I had the courage to come out as a queer man."
Rogers underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery in June and has been playing with Los Dos while
The USL issued a statement
that it will investigate the incident and “has zero tolerance for any