MLS notebook

MLS and players far apart on labor negotiations

December 6, 2009
By Kristian Dyer
Closing in on year No. 15 and in the middle of negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement with its players, MLS is much like any adolescent at the crossroads of its identity. After a crucial '09 season, with attendance holding relatively steady in a recession and successful expansion in Seattle opening doors for the league, MLS heads into an offseason of labor doubt.

Simply put, the league's destiny is in its own hands as it tries to determine how best to grow and flourish. ...

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