Beau Dure notes (or rather tweets) that MLS got an A for racial hiring from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (Lapchick is the director) in their yearly Racial & Gender Report card. The MLS grade for gender improves to a B up from a D in 2007. For those that don't know, "the report considers the composition - assessed by racial and gender makeup - of players, coaches and front office". (see links for more info). I have no idea whether TIDES will do a report on WPS but given that their WNBA report states that Donna Orender is the only female head of a professional sports league, I'm guessing they aren't. That doesn't mean we can't take a look at how WPS stacks up in terms of race & gender. My off the cuff guess (b/f really looking that closely) is that in terms of gender, the league office has more women than individual team front offices and that racial minorities (particularly African-Americans) are under-represented at all levels. Anyone else want to look at this issue with me?