A year ago a story emerged from London that two gay English Premier League players were going to come out simultaneously. They had found courage in numbers and together, rather than separately, they would come out publicly. A year later, crickets. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

So what happened? Were there ever two gay players ready to come out? Did they get cold feet? And what has the landscape in soccer looked like since? The world's most popular sport, soccer has been at the center of LGBT issues and controversies since the rumor was floated a year ago, from FIFA to the Olympics, from Mexico to England.

Even this week headlines abound from inclusive policies of United States soccer coaches to yet still more homophobia from the host of the 2018 World Cup, Russia.

With Jim Buzinski on an early vacation in frigid Denver, Cyd Zeigler talks about all of these issues surrounding the sport of soccer.

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