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Coming Out to Play

Robbie Rogers

"Rogers made history." -Sports Illustrated Robbie Rogers knows better than most that keeping secrets can crush you. But for much of his life Robbie lived in paralyzing fear that sharing his big secret would cost him the love of his family and his career as a professional soccer player. So he never told anyone what was destroying his soul, both on and off the field. While the world around Robbie was changing with breathtaking speed, he knew that for a gay man playing a professional team sport it might as well be 1958. He could be a professional soccer player. Or he could be an out gay man. He couldn't do both. Then last year, at the age of twenty-five and after nearly stepping away from a brilliant career-one that included an NCAA Championship, winning the MLS Cup, and competing in the Olympics-he chose to tell the truth. But instead of facing the rejection he feared, he was embraced-by his family, by his teammates, and his fans. In Coming Out to Play, Robbie takes readers on his incredible journey from terrified teenager to a trailblazing out and proud professional soccer player for the L.A. Galaxy, who has embraced his new identity as a role model and champion for those still struggling with the secrets that keep them from living their dreams. From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Rogers made history." -Sports Illustrated Robbie Rogers knows better than most that keeping secrets can crush you. But for much of his life Robbie lived in paralyzing fear that sharing his big secret would cost him the love of his family and his career as a professional soccer player. So he never told anyone what was destroying his soul, both on and off the field. While the world around Robbie was changing with breathtaking speed, he knew that for a gay man playing a professional team sport it might as well be 1958. He could be a professional soccer player. Or he could be an out gay man. He couldn't do both. Then last year, at the age of twenty-five and after nearly stepping away from a brilliant career-one that included an NCAA Championship, winning the MLS Cup, and competing in the Olympics-he chose to tell the truth. But instead of facing the rejection he feared, he was embraced-by his family, by his teammates, and his fans. In Coming Out to Play, Robbie takes readers on his incredible journey from terrified teenager to a trailblazing out and proud professional soccer player for the L.A. Galaxy, who has embraced his new identity as a role model and champion for those still struggling with the secrets that keep them from living their dreams. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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"Rogers made history." -Sports Illustrated Robbie Rogers knows better than most that keeping secrets can crush you. But for much of his life Robbie lived in paralyzing fear that sharing his big secret would cost him the love of his family and his career as a professional soccer player. So he never told anyone what was destroying his soul, both on and off the field. While the world around Robbie was changing with breathtaking speed, he knew that for a gay man playing a professional team sport it might as well be 1958. He could be a professional soccer player. Or he could be an out gay man. He couldn't do both. Then last year, at the age of twenty-five and after nearly stepping away from a brilliant career-one that included an NCAA Championship, winning the MLS Cup, and competing in the Olympics-he chose to tell the truth. But instead of facing the rejection he feared, he was embraced-by his family, by his teammates, and his fans. In Coming Out to Play, Robbie takes readers on his incredible journey from terrified teenager to a trailblazing out and proud professional soccer player for the L.A. Galaxy, who has embraced his new identity as a role model and champion for those still struggling with the secrets that keep them from living their dreams. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eric Marcus

Length:

5h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:25