MLS players' union braced for strike

MLS labor stoppage looms as CBA talks stall

February 20, 2010
By Jeff Carlisle, Special to ESPNsoccernet
So much for the spirit of cooperation.

The radio silence that has characterized negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement between Major League Soccer and the MLS players union ended abruptly Friday, with the MLSPU alleging that the league has shown little inclination to compromise on the issues the union holds dear.

That list includes club autonomy, guaranteed contracts, free agency and an end to unilateral contract options. According to MLSPU executive board ...

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