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January 27, 2010 at 9:41 AM

A story on CBA talks and a World Cup ticket update

Let’s start with the second story first, its the Associated Press reporting that one-third of all World Cup tickets remain available and that we Americans are the top buyers in the world.
A. Wish I could go. B. I never understand why anyone would openly bash this sport, and doesn’t this in some way illustrate how much people love soccer in the U.S.?
And the San Diego Union Tribune writes about the MLS CBA negotiations. It’s not a real positive take. I’ve heard a couple of things – that a strike will happen and it will last two weeks or so, and that there will be an agreement before the deadline. Then I read Freddie Ljungberg’s insight… “Based on the latest news I’ve heard from both sides, there won’t be a lockout or strike on Feb 1.”
So we just wait and see. Time’s running out. Personally, I just can’t see this lockout happening because it’s bad for everyone involved, players, fans, owners, the league, soccer. But that and a dollar will buy you a hamburger – in Oregon where there’s no sales tax.

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