Robbie Rogers

Soccer

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Position: Midfielder/Forward
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165 lbs.
Born: May 12, 1987 in Torrance, Calif.
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Club: Columbus Crew (MLS)

  • Spent a year in the Netherlands at SC Heerenveen before returning to the U.S. to play for the Columbus Crew in 2007
  • Had a breakout performance at the 2007 Under-20 World Cup, demonstrating his speed and dangerous attacking flair as a key member of the squad that advanced to the quarterfinals
  • Was voted as a starting midfielder in the 2008 MLS All-Star Game along with Olympic teammate Sacha Kljestan. At 21 years old, Rogers was the youngest player invited to play in the game.

U.S. National Teams: Under-23s: Has played in two internationals under Coach Nowak, both coming in a two-game tour of China in December 2007 ... Started one game against Olympic hosts on December 16 ... Scored opening goal in 13th minute of a 3-3 draw ... Came on as a substitute for Olympic teammate Stuart Holden in the second half of a 0-0 draw on December 13 ... Under-20s: Had a breakout tournament at the 2007 Under-20 World Cup ... Went the distance in two overtime games, the 2-1 Round of 16 win over Uruguay and the 1-2 Quarterfinal loss to Austria ... Was among the team leaders in minutes in Canada with over 500 ... Had already played in five international games for the U-20s in 2007 coming into training for the World Cup... Played in five international games in 2006, scoring two goals and registering an assist... Scored opening goal in a 2-1 win over Canada and in a 2-2 tie against Denmark in Northern Ireland's Milk Cup... Played in nine matches in 2005 while battling an injury... First cap with the U-20s came in 2004, while sharing time with the U-18s... Under-18s: Had a total of eight appearances with the U-18s over the course of two years... Scored three goals and added two assists in 2005

Professional: Returned from the Dutch Eredivisie in 2007 and signed with the Columbus Crew ... Has cemented his place as a starter with the Crew since then ... Scored three goals in 10 appearances in 2007 ... Signed with Heerenveen of the in August of 2006, forgoing ... Had seen time with the reserve squad, scoring two goals... Scored his first goal in just his second game with the reserves, helping them defeat PSV 3-1...

College: Played one year at Maryland, with Olympic teammate Chris Seitz, in 2005 before signing with Heerenveen... Started 20 games and played in 22 as a freshman in the team's 2005 NCAA Championship season... Was third on the team in scoring with seven goals and five assists

Personal: Was a two-time Parade All-American at Mater Dei High School in California... Has one younger brother, Tim, and three sisters Alicia, Nicole and Katie... Son of Rob and Theresa Rogers