League and Players To Meet With Mediator

League and Players To Meet With Mediator

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 5, 2010
  • 2 Comments
  • CBA Discussions

Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union both confirmed today that they have accepted the invitation of a mediator to try and resolve the issues currently being experienced in the negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

As part of the meetings, MLS and the Union have jointly accepted the invitation of George H. Cohen, the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), to serve as a mediator during the discussions.

So what do you all think of the two sides going into mediation here? It sounds like having a both sides are serious about getting a deal worked out soon. MLS commissioner Don Garber has gone on the record lately saying that he believes a new CBA will be hammered out before the start of the new season. I still believe it will too for that matter.