U.S. Soccer
Men's National Team

Robbie Rogers

Midfielder Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    5-10 / 165

  • Hometown

    Huntington Beach, Calif.

  • Club

    Columbus Crew

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
2011 : Had three starts in five appearances for the U.S., including against Spain on June 4 … Came on as a substitute in the 3-2 win against Slovenia on Nov. 15 … Scored the equalizer against Mexico on Aug. 10 off a cross from Brek Shea … 2010: Earned four caps, including three starts … Named to the preliminary 30-man roster and called into training camp ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup … Started consecutive matches against Honduras on Jan. 23 and El Salvador on Feb. 24 … 2009: Debuted for the MNT during the Jan. 24 game against Sweden … Scored in his second appearance for the USA, notching the third goal of a 4-0 win in the CONCACAF Gold Cup game against Grenada … Went on to appear in five of six games during the USA’s run to the final of the 2009 Gold Cup … Marked his first World Cup qualifying appearance with an assist, whipping in the corner for Jonathan Bornstein to head home in the 2-2 draw with Costa Rica on Oct. 14 at RFK Stadium … Under-23s: Got his first caps for the U-23s in a two-game tour of China in 2007, starting one game and scoring the opening goal of an eventual 3-3 draw with the hosts … Started all three matches in 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing … Under-20s: One of the breakout stars from the U.S. in its stellar performance in the 2007 Under-20 World Cup in Canada … Started all five games the U.S. played in, going the distance in two overtime matches … Earned two assists in 6-1 victory against Poland … Was among the team leaders in minutes in Canada with more than 500 … Played in five international games in 2006, scoring two goals and registering an assist … Scored opening goal in a 2-1 win against Canada and in a 2-2 tie against Denmark in the 2006 Northern Ireland Milk Cup … Earned first cap with the U-20s in 2004 while sharing time with the U-18s … Under-18s: Made eight appearances over two years, scoring three goals and getting two assists in 2005 … First Appearance: Jan. 24, 2009 vs. Sweden … First Goal: July 4, 2009 vs. Grenada.
2011: Equaled his 2006 career high for games played with 27, starting 24 of those … Set a career record for assists with seven and scored two goals … Provided assists for both goals in the 2-0 win against Real Salt Lake on July 30 … 2010: Played 22 games in all competitions and scored one goal … Helped the Crew reach the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final against the Seattle Sounders … Put his name on the scoresheet in the 3-2 win against the New England Revolution on May 8 … 2009: Made 22 appearances for the Columbus Crew … Helped his club to a second consecutive MLS Supporters Shield with a league-best 48 points … Tallied five assists, a career high, and also added one goal … 2008: Started 26 games while making 27 total appearances for the Crew, both career highs … Helped the Crew to the 2008 MLS Cup title … Scored six goals while contributing three assists … 2007: After a season in the Dutch Eredivisie with Heerenveen, signed with the Columbus Crew of MLS and cemented his place as a starter with three goals in 10 appearances … 2006: Signed with Heerenveen in August of 2006 after only one season at the University of Maryland, scoring two goals with the reserve squad.
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