First Openly Gay American Soccer Player Comes Out

David Testo has become the first openly gay professional soccer player in the United States. He told the CBC: “I really regret not have coming out publicly earlier… Living the life of a professional athlete and being gay is incredibly hard. It’s like carrying around a secret and never actually being allowed to be yourself.” He admitted he has thought about quitting athletics before and described how uncomfortable he felt receiving an MVP award and not being able to recognize his partner. Watch the full interview, in which Testo gets choked up talking about his struggles:

(HT: Towleroad.)