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Robbie Rogers plays for historic MLS Cup with the LA Galaxy this Sunday

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Robbie Rogers aims to be the first openly gay male pro athlete in North America to win a league championship.

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Robbie Rogers and the Los Angeles Galaxy have advanced to the MLS Cup, where they will take on the New England Revolution Sunday at the StubHub Center. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN at 12noonPT.

It has been a heck of a year for Rogers, who struggled in the first half of the season with injuries and some stiff competition at his position. A shift to fullback brought new life to Rogers, and he beat out the competition for a starting spot. Since then the Galaxy have been on a tear and are favored to win their fifth MLS Cup.

It would be Rogers' second MLS title; He won with the Columbus Crew in 2008.

I can't wait for the game, which I'll be attending as a member of the media. Steve Buckley, the incredible Boston Herald columnist and good friend, will be covering the game as well. Both of us are skipping the Patriots-Chargers game to catch Rogers (and in Buck's case, the Revolution) play in this game.

If the Galaxy win, they will be the first pro sports team in North America to win with an openly gay male athlete. Seimone Augustus and Brittney Griner have both led the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury to WNBA titles after coming out.