Pro soccer player comes out of the closet
Saying he regrets not having done it earlier, pro soccer player
David Testo has come out of the closet.
The former Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder
tells CBC Radio-Canada that teammates knew he was gay and accepted
him, but he was afraid to go public until now.
”It’s like carrying around a secret, you know, and carrying
around luggage and just never being allowed to be yourself,” Testo
The 30-year-old player from North Carolina says he feels more
confident and mature and is now ready to speak openly.
Testo joined the Impact in 2007 but is without a contract and
won’t be back with the team for its MLS debut next year. Testo
previously played for the Whitecaps, Columbus Crew and Richmond
”David Testo’s declaration is in fact very personal,” Montreal
Impact President Joey Saputo said in a statement. ”We knew David’s
orientation prior to him joining our club from Vancouver in
”During his career in Montreal he has always been a
professional and dedicated player to this club on and off the
field,” he added. ” His decision to go public must have been a
difficult one and we respect it.”