The day after LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers alleged an Orange County Blues player repeatedly used a homophobic slur during a game between LA Galaxy II and the OC Blues over the weekend, the Blues released their first statement regarding the incident.
The Blues announced in posts on their Twitter and Facebook pages on Monday that they were launching an investigation on the matter, and said they are "in full cooperation" with other ongoing investigations.
August 22, Official Club Statement: pic.twitter.com/HjBD8dkCoG— OC Blues FC (@OCBluesFC) August 22, 2016
USL announced their own investigation on Sunday, and MLS, official partners with USL and with an interest in the situation given the Galaxy’s involvement and Rogers’ status as an MLS player who was on loan to the USL side on Saturday, also announced an investigation of their own:
Statement from Major League Soccer pic.twitter.com/trdJaX1Upc— Dan Courtemanche (@courtemancheMLS) August 22, 2016
As for the player at the center of the incident, while rumors are swirling as to his identity, there is no official word at this point and nothing publicly said by Rogers himself, and as a result we will refrain from offering up any speculation.
Now that USL, MLS, the Blues and the Galaxy organizations have all launched investigations into Rogers’ allegation, it appears there will likely be findings made public in the coming days. It seems unlikely that all four parties will just let the situation peter out, and while we cannot speculate on the coming findings or when exactly they will come down, it seems likely that public word will be forthcoming pretty soon. And we’ll be sure to keep you updated on the developments as they happen.
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