MLS, MLSPA Close To Agreement On CBA Deal To Avoid Lockout

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MLS, MLSPA Close To Agreement On CBA Deal To Avoid Lockout 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Jun 2, 2020 5:46 pm

Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Association appear to be heading toward an agreement on economic concessions for 2020.

The deal will help MLS gain some economic relief from the damage suffered during the coronavirus pandemic, which prompted the league to shut down on March 12.

The deal will also pave the way for MLS teams to take part in a tournament in Orlando that will mark the league\'s return to play.

The MLS backed down from having a force majeure clause tied to attendance and instead opted for a proposal from the MLSPA that used a more industry-standard approach patterned after the NBA.

Sources tell ESPN that the two sides are expected to find a middle ground on the issues of salary cuts and revenue sharing of broadcast rights. The latest offer from MLS was for an 8.75% pay cut, while the MLSPA had offered 7.5%.

Via Jeff Carlisle/ESPN

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