The MLS Players Association on Sunday announced that following a vote by the players, the MLSPA has submitted to Major League Soccer a proposal for a summer tournament and a revised Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The MLSPA in their official statement stated, “This evening, MLS Players voted to approve a package of economic concessios for the 2020 seasob, modifications to the recently agreed-upon CBA, including its extension by a year, and their agreement to participate in a summer tournament in Orlando. Included were salary reductions across the entire player pool, reduced team and individual bonuses, and additional concessions to existing and future terms of the CBA. While a difficult vote in incredibly challenging times, it was taken collectively to ensure that players can return to competition as soon as they are safely able to do so. The package has been formally submitted to the league for a decision by the owners.”
MLS and the MLSPA have been in discussions in recent weeks regarding the league’s return to play, as well as revisions to the CBA initially agreed upon in principle on February 6.
Statement on the status of negotiations: pic.twitter.com/DesCGu9ymL
— MLSPA (@MLSPA) June 1, 2020