CBA Discussion Update

CBA Discussion Update

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 27, 2010
  • CBA, CBA Discussions

Don Garber and the owners are hoping to get a CBA done. (Getty Images)

Its really turning into the final countdown here. Sunday is the final day of the current MLS CBA and if a deal isn’t reached between the players and the owners we could be faced with some serious issues on our hand.

Soccer America is reporting this morning that the two sides have been actively working on sorting out the issues. In fact the two sides met yesterday for a very long eight-hour meeting. For two sides that don’t see eye-to-eye at the moment an eight hour meeting is a long time to be in a room with one another.

We’ve been hearing whispers all week that things are getting better for the players side of things. More than likely they are giving up on some of the bigger issues in order to get something done on time. They know the owners aren’t going to cave into their every demands. Being that this is a World Cup year and transferring out of the league right now probably won’t happen the players just need something in order to get on the field in time.

I wouldn’t be at all shocked to see just a modest increase in the salary and the salary cap, along with some semi-guaranteed contracts (or two years guaranteed)┬áto the table. There also is a possibility of some sort of retirement plan added to the table that seems to be a need of the players as well.