Robbie Rogers has said that he was initially nervous about his Sunday Los Angeles Galaxy debut but called the experience “enjoyable.”

Rogers received a loud ovation from the stands as he entered the game as a substitute player for the Galaxy, making him the U.S.'s first active openly gay male professional athlete.

“I guess a part of me was just afraid, not afraid but just a little nervous, I guess,” Rogers told reporters after his debut. “You know, I understand that I guess historically this is a big thing. But for me it's just another soccer game. So, I'm kind of battling with both of those things, 'Ok, it's just a soccer game, done this a million times.' But then, obviously, I know, I'm not naïve I know people are watching.”

“Once I got to the stadium, felt totally normal. And the guys made it really easy, played so well tonight. First half, especially. So, it made my experience very enjoyable,” he added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

In February, Rogers, 26, came out gay and announced his retirement from professional soccer in an online post. He announced his return with the Galaxy last week.