Thursday Kicks: South Bay’s Rogers on move again & more

A quick roundup of Southern California soccer news for your reading pleasure:

*Rolling Hills Estates’ Robbie Rogers is on the move again in England – after playing just one game for Leeds United:

LEEDS, England (AP) — American winger Robbie Rogers has been loaned from English second-tier club Leeds down a division to Stevenage until January.

The 25-year-old started just one game after joining Leeds from Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew in January, with three appearances as a substitute. He sustained a concussion 12 minutes into his debut on Feb. 18 and didn’t get into another game until April 6.

Rogers said on Twitter that he’s “ready for real games and to make a name for myself.”

He has two goals in 18 appearances for the U.S. national team.

*Here’s a good read on the box of chocolates-like career of former Galaxy midfielder Chris Birchall, who sounds like he can’t quite believe the twists and turns it has taken.

*Finally, Chivas USA’s opponent at Home Depot Center this Saturday night, the Seattle Sounders, could give an MLS debut to a Honduran Olympian, while ominously for the non-scoring Goats, Fredy Montero is getting in goal-scoring form.

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  • studs up

    Rodgers is destined to become a legend in the pub leagues soon.