Playoffs Scoreboard

Recap
Leg 1
11/23 FINAL
1LA
0SEA
RECAP
Recap
Leg 2
11/30 9:20pm
SEA
LA
ESPN
Western Conference Championship
Recap
Leg 1
11/23 FINAL
1NY
2NE
RECAP
Recap
Leg 2
11/29 3:00pm
NE
NY
NBCSN
Eastern Conference Championship

Robbie Rogers' return to pro soccer? Ex-teammate Guillermo Barros Schelotto wants to see it

With former MLS player Robbie Rogers scheduled for upcoming interviews with ABC News' Nightline (see clip above) and CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss his decision to retire from professional soccer upon revealing he was gay, one of his most high-profile former teammates is rooting for his return.

Columbus Crew legend Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who played with Rogers from 2007-10, wasn't expecting the 25-year-old to leave the sport.

"I was surprised that he left the game because I know that he enjoyed playing soccer," Barros Schelotto told FutbolMLS.com. "Whatever his life and his way of living, it has nothing to do with leaving the game."

READ: Barros Schelotto's extensive Q&A with FutbolMLS.com

Schelotto developed a strong friendship with Rogers and twice welcomed the former US national team player to Buenos Aires on vacation.

The Argentine great, who currently coaches Lanús in his native country, is rooting for Rogers to one day return to the pro ranks.

"I think it's a personal decision and I respect it," Schelotto continued. "His private life is his business. But as far as those of us who are MLS fans, unfortunately the league loses a great soccer player.

"Hopefully Robbie changes his mind and comes back to play. There's still time."