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LA Galaxy’s Robbie Rogers out for remainder of season

LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers will have to wait until next season to any action on the field. Photo: LA Galaxy.

CARSON — LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers will have to wait until next season to any action on the field.

The 30-year-old Huntington Beach native was put on the Season Ending Injury list last week, the LA Galaxy announced Thursday.

Rogers, a 10-year Major League Soccer player, had surgery in December to treat nerve damage in his left ankle.

Rogers came out as gay in 2013 after he announced his retirement from professional soccer in England. A few months later, Rogers joined the Galaxy. In 2015, Rogers was inducted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

Rogers began dating director and TV produce Greg Berlanti in 2013, and on Feb. 18, 2016, they welcomed their first son via surrogacy, Caleb Berlanti. On December 31, 2016, Rogers and Berlanti announced they were engaged.

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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