Adept with both feet and fearless in taking on defenders, Rogers presents a threat when cutting inside or whipping in crosses. Having extensive experience with the Youth National Teams, he enjoyed a memorable debut year in 2009 with the Men’s National Team, from making his first appearance (Jan. 24), to his first goal (July 4), and finally his first appearance in World Cup qualifying (Oct. 14). The speedy winger tallied three assists as well, most memorably when he supplied the corner for Jonathan Bornstein’s stoppage time header against Costa Rica at RFK Stadium. A five-year veteran with the Columbus Crew, he has an MLS Cup title to his credit and was named to the 2008 MLS Best XI.
- Scored the tying goal against Mexico in the first match under new head coach Jurgen Klinsmann
- Selected to the 30-man preliminary roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and called into training camp ahead of South Africa
- Featured in nine games throughout 2009 after earning his debut cap in the team’s first game of the year against Sweden on Jan. 24 at The Home Depot Center
- Scored his first goal for the USA against Grenada on July 4 in the opening match of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, tallying two assists in the game
- Started all three games in the 2008 Olympic Games