Nov 13, 7:56 PM EST

Robbie Rogers gets contract extension with Galaxy

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CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Robbie Rogers has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the LA Galaxy.

The Galaxy didn't announce the terms of their deal Thursday with Rogers, the first openly gay player in MLS.

Rogers has excelled since moving to full-time defense this season, starting 15 games and contributing two assists as a left back.

Galaxy coach Bruce Arena says the 27-year-old Rogers "has proven to be a dynamic player in our league and an integral part of our success."

Rogers joined the Galaxy in May 2013, ending the former Columbus Crew star's brief retirement after coming out.

After a frustrating start with his new team, Rogers has become a valuable contributor to the Galaxy's run at a fifth MLS title.

The Galaxy host Seattle next weekend in the Western Conference finals.

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