MLS either can’t or won’t do anything on top of what the USL already has done. Neither, presumably, will U.S. Soccer. Chaplow gets a little time off. Rogers will return to the senior team in a few weeks, eager to put this incident behind him and focus on the Galaxy’s playoff race. Most fans are already starting to move on, and writers who cover the league have gotten as much out of the outrage cycle as they can.
Only a few people will remember. It’ll be remembered by LGBT fans, who, even in an ostensibly accepting league like MLS, have to fight for both figurative and literal space in the stands. It’ll be remembered by writers and reporters who make the fight for diversity and inclusion in sports part of their beat. And it’ll be remembered by players who, while encouraged by Rogers, aren’t ready to come out of the closet yet.