- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On March 11, 2010
- 2 Comments
- CBA Discussions, Mark Abbott, Players Strike
We’ve waited a little while for a response from the owners and today we finally got it (h/t once again to Steve Goff for the quotes).
MLS president Mark Abbott gives us an indication that the league isn’t happy with what the players have said this week about the CBA discussions.
“…the meetings were productive and we have scheduled a number of additional meetings. While I can’t discuss what takes place across the bargaining table, I can say that the players’ comments do not accurately reflect the proposals that we have made to address the players’ concerns or the productive nature of the discussions between MLS and the union.
“We have an understanding with both the union and the mediator that we will not publicly discuss what takes place during these bargaining sessions. As such, we were disappointed to see comments from a number of players characterizing the status of the negotiations and the possibility of a strike.”
Players responded to this by saying that their talks of strike were just a matter of showing how unified they are.
All I can say at this point to both sides is get it done people. They aren’t just hurting the game here in the States but more importantly they are hurting the fans of the league. Both need to be a little more reasonable with one another here. Hopefully the mediator will get them there.