Major League Soccer drops partnership with Boy Scouts

Major League Soccer ends partnership with Boy ScoutsBY TRAVIS WALDRON
ThinkProgress

America’s top men’s professional soccer league has ended its short-lived partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. Major League Soccer did not provide a specific reason for ending its partnership with the organization, but its official announcement that it would not renew the deal after it expired later this year came just two days after the Boy Scouts’ “secret committee” completed a two-year review of its policy that excludes “open or avowed homosexuals” from membership.

The partnership began in January and was meant to “provide opportunities for Scouts to interact with MLS stars, attend games on reduced-price tickets and be recognized during games for notable achievements such as earning the Eagle Scout designation,” the Dallas Morning News reported Friday.

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