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Rogers: Robert Hampton III (Robbie)

2012-2013 (Leeds Player Details) (Player Details)

Right Midfield

Born: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, U.S.A.: 12-05-1987

Debut: Doncaster Rovers (h) (Substitute): 18-02-2012

510 11st 9lb (2012)

Rogers played football from a very early age in the American Youth Soccer Organization. He started playing club football when only seven in the Coast Soccer League and also played at school with Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California and was twice selected for the All-American team. He joined the IMG Soccer Academy of Spring 2003. He had one season of College Football when he played for University of Maryland, Maryland Terrapins, which won the 2005 NCAA Championship. He joined Orange County Blue Stars and played three times for them in 2005. He played for the United States Under-Twenty team from 2004 to 2007, scoring three times in fifteen appearances. He represented the US at the 2007 FIFA Under-Twenty World Cup in Canada and played all three games for the Olympic Team at the Beijing Games. He joined Dutch Club Heerenveen in August 2006, but although he played several times for the club's successful Reserve side he never made the first team and returned to the United States where he joined Columbus Crew. He started six games and came on as a substitute in four more during the MLS 2007 season in which he scored three goals. He also played one MLS Cup game. He was in outstanding form in the 2008 MLS season in which Columbus Crew won the MLS Supporters Shield and the MLS Cup and Rogers was named in the MLS Team of the Year. He started twenty-six games and came on in a further one as a substitute and scored six goals, and scored once in the Cup in which he started four games. He also played twice in the Super Liga. He was an important part of the Columbus Crew team that won the MLS Supporters Shield and the MLS Cup in 2008, and was also named to the MLS Best XI the same year. He also made five appearances for the US Under-Twenty-Three team. In the following season of 2009 Columbus Crew again won the MLS Supporters Shield and he made twenty starts and two games as a substitute in the League, and scored once, while in the Cup hemade one start and one substitute appearance. He also made one appearance in the US Open Cup and scored twice in six appearances in the Champions League. He made his US full International debut on 24th January 2009 in a friendly against Sweden at the Home Depot Center, Carson, California when he started and played sixty-nine minutes before being replaced by Brian Carroll. His second cap came on 4th July 2009 in a 4-0 win over Grenada at Qwest Field, Seattle, in the CONCAF Gold Cup Group Stage game and he celebrated by playing a full game and scoring his first International goal in the sixtieth minute. he played in another group game against Honduras and was an unused substitute against Haiti as US progressed from the Group stages. He played one hundred and ten minutes in the 2-1 win after extra time win over Panama in the Quarter finals and there was another seventy five minutes in the Semi-Final 2-0 win over Honduras, before he was replaced by Santino Quaranta. He played a full game in the Final on 26th July 2009 at the Giants Stadium, New Jersey but Mexico were too good and won 0-5. He was an unused substitute in the World Cup Qualifier against El Salvador on 5th October 2009, but he gained his seventh cap in the same competition on 14th October 2009, when he was a sixty-ninth minute substitute for Stuart Holden. he took his total to nine when he played the first eighty-two minutes of a Friendly with Slovakia in Bratislava before being replaced by Sacha Kljestan and four days later he came on as a sixty-first minute substitute fror Stuart Holden against Denmark in Aarhus. In 2010 he started seventeen and was a substitute in three League games and scored one goal. In the Cup he started twice and scored once, and there were four appearances in the US Open Cup and eight in the Champions League. There were four more caps in 2010, when he started against Honduras and played sixty-one minutes before being replaced by Brad Davis on 23rd January 2010 followed by another eighty-six minutes against El Salvadore on 24th February before giving way to Geoff Cameron. On 25th May he came on at the start of the second half for DaMarcus Beasley in the game against the Czech Republic at Rentschler Field and on 17th November he started in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town against South Africa, when he was replaced by Juan Agudelo after sixty-one minutes. In 2011 he started twenty-four games and came on as a substitute in three more and scored twice. He started one game in the MLS Cup and made two appearances in the Champions League. He brought his total of International caps to eighteen with five more in 2011. On 4th June he played the first half against Spain before being replaced by Clint Dempsey, on 10th August 2011 he scored his second International goal in the seventy-third minute of the game against Mexico in Philadelphia after coming on as a replacement for Michael Bradley just one minute previous. He started the fixture against Costa Rica on 2nd September but gave way to Sacha Kljestan after sixty-six minutes and four days later he started against Belgium at the King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels before being replaced by Kyle Beckerman at half time. His eighteenth cap was the easiest earned when he came on four minutes into injury time as a replacement for Michael Bradley in the game against Slovenia at the Stozice Stadium in Ljubljana on 15th November 2011. In December 2011 he decided not to re-sign with Columbus Crew. He had trials with Leeds United and on 10th January 2012 he signed an eighteen month contract and obtained a work permit on 19th January 2012. He made his debut as a seventy-ninth minute substitute for Andros Townsend on 18th February 2012 at Elland Road against Doncaster Rovers. He was unfortunately involved in a clash of heads with Doncaster's Tommy Spurr and both players were carried off with Rogers being replaced by Mikael Forssell in the eighty-ninth minute. He was unavailable for a few weeks while he recovered and he next played as an eighty-fifth minute substitute for Robert Snodgrass on 6th April 2012 at Reading, when he was handed the Captain's armband. Three days later he was a seventy-fifth minute replacement for Ramon Nunez in a 0-2 home defeat by Derby County. He was given his starting debut on 14th April 2012 in the home game with Peterborough United and again bad luck dogged the American as he limped off after twelve minutes to be replaced by Danny Webber after taking a knock on his ankle. This saw the end of his 2011-12 season and it is hoped that he would be fit to start the 2012-13 campaign. On 1st August 2012 Rogers was loaned to Stevenage Borough until 14th January 2013, during that time he started one League game and came off the bench in five others. He also had one game from the bench in the F.A. Cup, one start in the League Cup and one start in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. On 15th February 2013, he was released by Leeds soon after his return. Within weeks he announced his retirement and also that he was gay. On 24th May 2013 he joined LA Galaxy on a multi-year contract and two days later he came on as a substitute in a 4-0 win at Seattle Sounders. After two more substitute appearances he made his starting debut in the 0-0 away draw with Portland Timbers on 19th June 2013. He then took his starts to six games before being dropped to the bench and being unused for the next two games to 27th July 2013.By the end of the 2013 season he had started seven and come on as a substitute in four more without scoring. The 2014 season saw him start fifteen times and come off the bench four times without scoring.

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