Labor settlement eliminates tension

December 21, 2005
By Frank Dell'Apa
The announcement of the approval of the collective bargaining agreement between the U.S. Soccer Federation and players should eliminate some tension from preparations for the 2006 World Cup.

A year ago, relations between labor and management were going from bad to worse as coach Bruce Arena brought in replacement players to prepare for the final round of qualifying. But at some point, the parties modified their adversarial relationship, and it's fortunate they did. Among the fundamental ...

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