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Major League Soccer Cuts Ties with Anti-Gay Boy Scouts of America

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It's unclear whether the Boy Scouts announcement that they would be upholding their anti-gay policies contributed to a decision by Major League Soccer last week but it can't be seen as a coincidence.

Outsports reports that the organization announced they're cutting ties with the BSA with this statement:

“Major League Soccer’s agreement with the Boy Scouts of America expires at the end of the 2012 season and MLS does not intend the renew the agreement for a variety of business reasons,” MLS President Mark Abbott said in a statement to Goal.com on Friday.

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  1. Goooooooooooooooooal!

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Jul 23, 2012 9:01:08 AM


  2. Very good to see. MLS is one of the few sports leagues that are truly doing their part in eliminating homophobia within the sport and create a culture of acceptance, both with fans and it's athletes. The response against the Boy Scouts' homophobia has been good to see.

    Posted by: Francis | Jul 23, 2012 9:14:21 AM


  3. Very good to see. MLS is one of the few sports leagues that are truly doing their part in eliminating homophobia within the sport and create a culture of acceptance, both with fans and it's athletes. The response against the Boy Scouts' homophobia has been good to see.

    Posted by: Francis | Jul 23, 2012 9:14:22 AM


  4. That's awesome.

    Yet it's a bit ironic you posted a pic of an LA Galaxy player considering the Galaxy is owned by Philip Anschutz.

    Posted by: endo | Jul 23, 2012 9:20:00 AM


  5. It should be interesting to see who else comes out of the closet on this issue. Off to a good start it seems.

    Posted by: zekeaz | Jul 23, 2012 9:25:17 AM


  6. If Major League Soccer's decision WAS because of the BSA's anti-gay policies they should go ahead and say so. It would have a much stronger effect. "for a variety of business reasons" is pretty lame.

    Posted by: ZENO | Jul 23, 2012 9:42:10 AM


  7. The first paragraph is written incorrectly. (sorry to nitpick)

    It should probably read: Although Major League Soccer has not officially confirmed that the Boy Scouts of America anti-gay policy is the reason, we don't think it is coincidence that MLS is severing ties with BSA.

    Posted by: Phoenix Justice | Jul 23, 2012 10:14:45 AM


  8. I love soccer. David Beckham is a god. Hooray for our side.

    Posted by: Barney | Jul 23, 2012 10:18:46 AM


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