- Talent Name
- Robbie Rogers
Producer on “All American”
Television producer and former professional soccer player Robbie Rogers is best known as the first openly-gay male athlete to compete in a top North American professional sports league.
Throughout his 11-year career in Major League Soccer, playing for England and the Netherlands, playing from 2006–2017 for SC Heerenveen, Columbus Crew SC, Leeds United and the LA Galaxy — he won two MLS Cups (2008, 2014) and two MLS Supporters’ Shield trophies (2008, 2009). He also earned MLS All-Star (2008, 2009) and MLS Best XI (2008) honors. Internationally, Rogers represented the U.S. Olympic Team in Beijing in 2008 while making 18 appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team throughout his career.
In 2014, Rogers published his memoir Coming Out to Play through Penguin Random House, sharing his experiences growing up as a gay man in the world of professional sports. He was inducted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.
As an LGBTQ advocate, he currently works closely with charities such as GLSEN, championing LGBTQ issues in K-12 Education, and serves as an Ambassador for The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, providing educational, strategic and financial assistance to grassroots organizations supporting LGBTQ communities and individuals.
Rogers currently resides in Los Angeles with his husband, acclaimed writer, director and producer Greg Berlanti, and their children.