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Does MLS place business ahead of soccer?

MLS and its players came to an agreement that will see games return via a summer tournament, but at what cost? MIAMI, Fla. — (5 June 2020) On Wednesday, Major League Soccer and the MLS Players’ Association came to an agreement on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) and the resumption of the season in the […]

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Overview of the New CBA

Major League Soccer and its players’association came to an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Unlike some negotiations, in this case both sides are calling it a win. The MLSPA appeared to get much, though obviously not all, of what it wanted. On the plus side there is more money for the players, and […]

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CBA Talks Between MLS and MLSPA: How The Agreement Could Be Improved

MIAMI, Fla. (January 31, 2020) — With the end of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) between Major League Soccer and its Players Association due to expire at midnight on Friday, the two sides agreed yesterday to extend the contract until February 7, 2020. Major League Soccer and the Major League Players Association released the […]

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The View From The Players Side In MLS CBA Negotiations

MIAMI, Fla. (January 31, 2020) — Dax McCarty is entering his 16th season as a player in Major League Soccer. The veteran midfielder who is 32 has played for D.C. United, the Red Bulls, Chicago Fire, and this season will be playing for expansion side Nashville SC. He was a captain for D.C., the Red […]

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CBA Negotiations: How MLS salaries compare with leagues around the world

MIAMI, Fla. (January 8, 2019) — Part II: Comparing MLS Salaries With negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement (” CBA”) ongoing between the MLSPA and the league, it seems like a good time to compare salaries in MLS in relation to other North American sports leagues and, perhaps more relevant, to other football leagues […]

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CBA Talks Between MLS and MLSPA: What Is At Stake?

MIAMI, Fla. (January 4, 2020) — Part I: The biggest thing that will happen this off-season Right now, fans of MLS clubs are getting ready for the coming season, the league’s 25th anniversary year. New teams like Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC are now less than 60 days away from their first real matches. […]

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MLS Flashback – March 6, 2015: Players Union, MLS Agree On Five-Year Deal

A look back to March 6, 2015 — Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union avoided the first work stoppage in league history, as the two sides reached an agreement in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement thanks to compromises by the players union on key issues, including free agency. The league confirmed the […]

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Issues In 2015 MLS CBA Negotiations: A look back

March 1, 2015 — Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations between the MLSPA and MLS, are underway. Before the 2015 Major League Soccer season can begin, a new collective bargaining agreement was negotiated by the league and the players’ union. Last time the two sides went to the negotiating table, the discussions went down to the final […]