MLS CBA: Will there be a work stoppage? And what do the league and players want?


Jeff Carlisle

During the MLS offseason, there will be countless discussions about player signings and trades. There will be various drafts and other roster maneuverings as teams try to retool for next season. Yet the biggest talks of all will involve every player from every team in the league. On Jan. 31, the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement between MLS and the MLS Players Association will expire. The hope is that a new deal will be hashed out, and the two sides have actually been engaged in negotiations...

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