Update On CBA

Update On CBA

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 11, 2010
  • 2 Comments
  • CBA, CBA Discussions

Its been fairly quiet all week on the CBA discussions, the snow in the northeast can be blamed for that. But today we are getting some good news from some sources of Duane Rollins over at the 24th Minute.

According to Rollins MLS and the players have come to an agreement on two of the biggest issues in the CBA negotiations, issue of guaranteed contracts and an increase in the salary cap. The last hurdle appears to be over free agency though at this point.

The league feels that adding any sort of free agency would possibly inflate the market as Rollins points out.

Also, on the salary cap and what it will go to Rollins says it will increase from $2.3 million to somewhere in the neighborhood of $2.6 million. A slight increase, not a big one as some were hoping for here. This mainly just means most clubs can go out and sign one or possible two more quality players.

Right now this appears to be a small win for the players. If they some how get what they want in the form of free agency then it could be chalked up as a bigger win for them. The two week extension ends tomorrow so the next 24 hours or so will likely be interesting to watch. I still have a belief that a deal will be reached here and another extension won’t be necessary though with the bad weather it could happen.

  • Don

    What a disaster for both the players and the fans, if the cap is only raised by 300,000 dollars.

  • Don

    What a disaster for both the players and the fans, if the cap is only raised by 300,000 dollars.