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Friday audio news update

Posted on 19 March 2010 by ASN Staff

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Thursday audio news update

Posted on 18 March 2010 by ASN Staff

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MLS players set to begin strike at midnight, March 23

Posted on 17 March 2010 by ASN Staff

Major League Soccer players have voted to begin their strike at midnight on Tuesday March 23, ASN has learned. This information differs slightly from the SoccerByIves report earlier today, which said the players would strike Monday and means all of March 22 can be used for negotiating, if necessary. Presumably, the weekend could as well. The Washington Post’s Soccer Insider reported that union representatives from all 16 MLS clubs “are tentatively planning to meet in Washington in the coming days to discuss the status of the collective bargaining agreement talks and the possibility of a strike.”

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Wednesday audio news update

Posted on 17 March 2010 by ASN Staff

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MLS players will not start season with existing CBA

Posted on 16 March 2010 by ASN Staff

John Wolyniec ©Keith Furman / First Row Photos

Was anybody holding out hope that Major League Soccer might kick off its 2010 season under the existing collective bargaining agreement? In case you were; don’t. Because MLS players are united in their stance and will not take the field without a new CBA, according to John Wolyniec, the union representative for the New York Red Bulls.

The union twice agreed to extend a previous “no lockout/no strike” provision. Since Feb. 25 it has been operating without one, while continuing preseason preparations under the old CBA. The league has said it is willing to play the season under the old CBA, but the union will only do so until March 25.

Wolyniec did not rule out a walkout before March 25 either. “It’s hard to say exactly when, just because there’s a lot of moving parts and it’s a pretty fluid situation,” he told ASN at the Red Bulls media day event. “The best I can tell you is that we will not start the season without [a new CBA].”

Update: Sure enough, SoccerByIves is reporting the union is prepared to walk this Monday, March 22.

Photo credit Keith Furman / First Row Photos

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Friday audio news update

Posted on 12 March 2010 by ASN Staff

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MLS union says it will strike by March 24 unless…

Posted on 11 March 2010 by ASN Staff

Yesterday’s announcement that Major League Soccer and the MLS players union are continuing talks apparently masked a larger, more disconcerting development in the ongoing impasse between the two sides. According to comments by union representative Nick Garcia, and reiterated by ASN sources, the players will announce a strike by midnight, March 25 unless a new collective bargaining agreement is in place by then. March 24 of course being the eve of the regular season opener in Seattle.


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The union released a statement from executive director Bob Foose. It reads:

“Recent comments from players simply reflect the fact that the players are unified and, per the results of our strike vote, will not begin the new season if a new agreement with the league is not reached. This is not a change in position by the Union and should not be read to reflect in any way upon what has, or has not, occurred this week in the meetings with the mediator and the league.”

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Thursday audio news update

Posted on 11 March 2010 by ASN Staff

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MLS, union release joint statement, say talks are ongoing

Posted on 10 March 2010 by ASN Staff

Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union released the following statement Wednesday night, March 10:

Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union met in Washington, D.C. under the auspices of George H. Cohen, the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). MLS and the Players Union have agreed to continue collective bargaining agreement discussions with the FMCS.

The two sides announced last week that they had called in Cohen and the FMCS after a twice-extended deadline to extend the CBA came and went. MLS teams continue to proceed with their preseason schedules, with last night’s Crew vs. Toluca CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal match becoming the first meaningful competition of the season.

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Tuesday audio news update

Posted on 09 March 2010 by ASN Staff

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