Steve Zakuani of the Seattle Sounders - Ned Dishman
Several Major League Soccer players and a coach come together to support the newly out athlete
On the same day professional soccer player Robbie Rogers came out publicly, Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders released a video showcasing unconditional support for the newly out gay athlete. Four Sounders players and head coach Sigi Schmid all expressed their admiration for Rogers' decision to come out and their
Robbie, this is Sigi, your old coach but more than anything a friend. I'm very proud of the decision you made. You have my full support, I know you have the support of our players and you have the support of a lot of guys around the league. So, all the best as you move forward into your future.
The heartfelt messages of support make it pretty clear a gay athlete would be welcomed and embraced on the Seattle Sounders FC.
The video also showcases Major League Soccer's Don't Cross The Line campaign, which seeks to keep racism, sexism and homophobia out of the sport.