Robbie Rogers Player Profile

Debut: Oldham Athletic (A, 1-0), 25/08/2012

Not content with the raft of summer signings already made, Boro’ manager Gary Smith used his Major League Soccer knowledge to strengthen the squad further in summer 2012. Robbie Rogers signed on loan from Championship side Leeds United, having made his name Columbus Crew during a four-year stay with the Ohio-based club.

A fully-fledged USA international at the time of his arrival, Rogers had graduate through the U20 and U23 teams to get there. Although he did not make the cut for the 2010 World Cup squad, the winger was included on the 30-man preliminary squad list and made a substitute appearance in a pre-tournament friendly against the Czech Republic.

In coming to Boro’, the player provided the option of featuring out wide or up front as a second striker. With Smith opting to use a 4-2-3-1 formation early on in 2012/3, the addition of Rogers was a valuable and flexible one. It also provided him with the opportunity to make a name for himself in England, with opportunities at Elland Road restricted.

Saturday 25 August 2012

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Saturday 01 September 2012

Tuesday 04 September 2012

Saturday 20 October 2012

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Saturday 03 November 2012

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Saturday 08 December 2012