FREDDIE LJUNGBERG COLUMN

MLS contract rules detrimental to players

March 15, 2010
LjungbergBy Freddie Ljungberg
(Archive)
Imagine you work at Burger King and you get sacked. Now, you want to get another job at McDonald's, but you're not allowed to unless McDonald's compensates Burger King. It seems absurd, but that's the way certain things work in MLS at the moment. If your team terminates your contract, it still can demand a trade from another club before you can go and play for that other club.

The CBA, for me personally, is a sad saga. I was told it would be settled when I came back to the USA in January. ...

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