Bil Browning

US Soccer Player Comes Out

Filed By Bil Browning | November 11, 2011 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: coming out of the closet, David Testo, Montreal, soccer player

It's so encouraging to see that coming out of the closet has finally become acceptable in the macho world of sports. Professional soccer player David Testo has come out David-testo-2009-10-10.jpegin an interview with a Canadian radio program.

The former Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder tells CBC Radio-Canada that teammates knew he was gay and accepted him, but he was afraid to go public until now.

"It's like carrying around a secret, you know, and carrying around luggage and just never being allowed to be yourself," Testo told CBC.
"David Testo's declaration is in fact very personal," Montreal Impact President Joey Saputo said in a statement. "We knew David's orientation prior to him joining our club from Vancouver in 2007."

Testo last played for the Montreal Impact, but hasn't been offered a contract renewal for this season yet.

We've seen a ton of sports players stepping out of the closet lately. Let's hope the trend continues.


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Congratulations to Testo, I wish him well. I also wish he could have found the courage to come out earlier - like before 2009 when he was awarded the Montreal Impact's MVP award, then he could have mentioned his partner in his acceptance speach. Testo said he regrets not coming out earlier. This story can also be found on