Rogers cheered in road debut
CARY, N.C. (AP)
Robbie Rogers was cheered in his first road game with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Rogers, the first openly gay man playing in a U.S. professional league, entered as a substitute in the 62nd minute of Los Angeles' 2-0 loss to the Carolina Railhawks on Wednesday night in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
He received polite applause from the Railhawks' record crowd of 8,121, with some shouting cheers of encouragement.
The first true MLS road game for Rogers is Sunday at New England.