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MLS players facing lockout as deadline looms to resolve pay dispute

Getty ImagesMajor League Soccer (MLS) looks to be heading towards an unprecedented lockout amid an ongoing economic dispute between the North American league and its players union. Both sides are engaged in talks over plans to resume the suspended 2020 season but they have yet to agree on a raft of economic concessions designed to offset the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. MLS and NBA in talks to resume seasons at Disney World OrlandoOn 31st May, the Major League Soccer Player Association (MLSPA) voted to authorise salary reductions for all players, reduce team and individual bonuses, and accept ‘additional concessions to existing and future terms’ of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) it agreed in principle with the league in February. While the MLSPA has offered to accept a 7. 5 per cent pay cut in 2020, league owners are understood to be pushing for a 8. 75 per cent reduction in salaries.

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