MLS sets record in player racial diversity

November 8, 2012
By Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Major League Soccer set a record for the fifth consecutive year for the racial diversity of its players, according to a study released Thursday by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.

MLS earned a combined grade of a B-plus in racial and gender hiring practices with 84.55 points, up from a B with 83 points in 2011. Its grade for gender hiring practices rose from a C-plus to a B, scoring 80.5 points. It scored a B-plus/A-minus ...

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