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March 19, 2014 at 2:53 PM

ESPN.com: Referee work stoppage in MLS nears resolution

The replacement referees in MLS haven’t received the worst reviews, but it appears their services might not be needed anymore as ESPN.com’s Jeff Carlisle is reporting that the league’s referee work stoppage could soon be over.

According to the report, which cites unnamed sources, Professional Referee Organization (the group that oversees officiating in the U.S. and Canada) and the union representing the referees have reached a tentative deal on a collective bargaining agreement.

The deal still needs to be ratified by the Professional Soccer Referees Association, but if it is, the lockout could be over by this weekend.

Be sure to check out the report for more details.

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