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February 25, 2010 at 2:06 PM

No immediate strike from MLS players — union statement

This via the U.S. Soccer Players website:

“Effective at midnight tonight, our collective bargaining agreement with MLS will expire,” MLSPU executive director Bob Foose said. “While we expect that negotiations with MLS will resume at some point, there simply hasn’t been enough progress made in the negotiations to date to warrant an extension of the old agreement. We have advised our players to keep working for the time being, but as of Friday they will be doing so without a CBA. In the meantime, all options are being considered as the process continues. We are completely committed to forging real changes to the way MLS players are treated.”

No strike, but no agreement. Talks will continue eventually and players will keep working.
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