The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Study: MLS earns B+ grade for diversity hiring

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
Associated Press
Major League Soccer received an overall grade of B+ for its diversity hiring practices for the second straight year.
The overall grade of 85.4 was up almost a full percentage point from the 84.6 it received last year, according to the annual report released Thursday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida.
The league received a B+ for its racial hiring practices. MLS received a B for its gender hiring practices, with a three percent increase from last year.
Richard Lapchick, principal author of the study and director of TIDES, said it shows MLS commissioner Don Garber's commitment to gender hiring practices.
However, the MLS got a C+ for coaching hires with just two minority coaches among the 20 teams -- Oscar Pareja of the Colorado Rapids and Jose Luis Real of Chivas USA.
Story tags » SoccerMLS

More Sports Headlines


Sports headlines

Top sports stories delivered daily