Robbie Rogers said this week that he knows closeted professional athletes whom he doesn't believe will ever come out.

Rogers, 27, last year became the MLS's first openly gay player.

He recently released a memoir on his experience titled Coming Out To Play.

Speaking with Michigan gay weekly PrideSource, Rogers said that he knows several closeted professional athletes.

“Do you know a lot of gay sports players who aren't out?” he was asked.

“Uh, I know a few,” Rogers answered. “I don't think they're ever gonna come out.”

“I mean, maybe once they're done playing, but I just think their lives – I'm not sure,” he added. “That's a good question. I don't know. But I do know a few. Sometimes people have been living a certain way for a long time and are afraid to make a change.”

When asked about his plans as an LGBT rights advocate, Rogers said he's just “living every day as it comes.”

“I just think of myself as Robbie. I play soccer, and yes, I'm gay. And I'm happy to be that person,” he answered.