Is Robbie Rogers the 1st openly gay MLS player?

Is Robbie Rogers the 1st openly gay MLS player?

According to the AP,
out gay footballer Robbie Rogers will be returning to professional
soccer, joining the LA Galaxy and becoming the first openly gay athlete
to play in the MLS:

“I don’t know what I was so afraid of,”
Rogers said Friday. “It’s been such a positive experience for me. The
one thing I’ve learned from all of this is being gay is not that big of a
deal to people.”

“People are just really growing and accepting
and loving,” he added. “Those other things are just not that important
to them. I think as the younger get older and the generations come and
go, I think times are just becoming more accepting.”

Rumors of Rogers return began when Robbie recently trained with the Galaxy.
Outstanding news.  Congrats to Robbie!