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Chris Seitz, A.J. DeLaGarza, and Omar Gonzalez have joined the Athlete Ally program, a nonprofit aimed at encouraging and welcoming LGBT participation in sports. They are the first Major League Soccer players to join.
Seitz, FC Dallas goalkeeper, and DeLaGarza, LA Galaxy defender, were both University of Maryland teammates of Robbie Rogers, the MLS and USMNT alumus who came out last month. Their outstanding freshman class also included Seattle’s Marc Burch and Kansas City’s Graham Zusi. LA defender Gonzalez joined the team a year later, after Rogers left for the Netherlands.
Chris Seitz told AthleteAlly.org:
As an athlete, I’ve learned first hand what leadership means and seen how small actions can make a huge difference. By joining Athlete Ally, I hope my voice will reach gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth and remind them that they are welcomed and respected in sports.
Yesterday five New York Red Bulls joined teammate Dax McCarty as members of our Allies List.
Today we look at Dax’s old stomping grounds of FC Dallas, also starting out the campaign with only one ally. Goalkeeper Chris Seitz joined the list back in February via Twitter, and has been immensely supportive ever since. Thank you Chris!
Let’s work today to get more Dallas players on the list with Chris. Help us tweet at his teammates below and ask them to join the list as a #soccerally, or to send us a tweet @gay4soccer.