USSF and national team finalize labor deal

December 19, 2005
HARTFORD, Connecticut -- The U.S. team has ended the chance of a labor dispute in the build-up to next year's World Cup by signing a new five-year collective bargaining agreement with the national soccer federation.

Under the agreement announced on Monday by the team and the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF), players will earn $3,750 per World Cup appearance and $3,000 for friendlies.

The World Cup squad will earn $150,000 per point in the first round and $2.7 million for reaching ...

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