MLS and USMNT veteran has appeared in 30 matches since joining the club last season
CARSON, Calif. (Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014) – The LA Galaxy announced today that the club has signed defender Robbie Rogers to a multi-year contract extension. Rogers, an MLS veteran and former U.S. Men’s National Team member, joined in Galaxy in May 2013 and has made 30 appearances and 22 starts as a member of the Galaxy.
“We are excited that Robbie will remain a part of our organization going forward,” LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena said. “He has proven to be a dynamic player in our League and an integral part of our success this year. We look forward to his continued contributions in the years to come.”
Rogers, 27, has made 15 appearances for the Galaxy this season in addition to recording two assists. After making the move to defense full-time with a start against Chivas USA on June 8, the Galaxy have gone 10-2-7 in all MLS competitions in which Rogers appeared, including MLS Cup Playoffs.
The Huntington Beach, Calif. product joined MLS when he signed with the Columbus Crew in 2007. From 2007-2011, Rogers made over 100 appearances with the Crew, helping lead the club to an MLS Cup in 2008, the same year he earned MLS Best XI honors. As a member of the Crew, he scored 13 goals and added 16 assists and helped lead the club to the MLS Cup Playoffs in four of his five seasons.
Rogers earned his first U.S. Men’s National Team call up in a 2009 friendly match, when he made an appearance in a 3-2 victory over Sweden in Carson, Calif. In total, he has earned 18 caps for the U.S. National Team while appearing on rosters in two CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments and FIFA World Cup qualifying matches during his career. Prior to his playing for the senior national team, Rogers also represented his country at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In his time at the University of Maryland, Rogers helped the Terrapins to a National Championship in 2005, scoring seven times and recording five assists in his only year at the school. That year, he earned ACC All-Freshman Team honors in addition to being named to the Top Drawer Soccer Rookie Team of the Year.
Rogers attended Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., where he was a two-time Parade All-American player.