Players Prepare To Strike

Players Prepare To Strike

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 11, 2010
  • CBA Discussions, Players Strike

Major League Soccer has two weeks to get a new CBA deal done or else it’s players will strike. According to Steve Goff, the players voted 350-2 in favor of striking in two weeks, hours before the season opener in Seattle between Philadelphia Union and the Seattle Sounders FC.

Don’t ask who the two that voted no are, no doubt they aren’t big in their locker rooms if word gets out they voted in that manner.

The ball is squarely back in the league’s corner now with this news. They haven’t said a word since the talks ended the other day in Washington.

The thing I don’t get is why strike before the season? If I were the players I’d get at least a paycheck or two then strike, that’d put some serious pressure on the owners if they just randomly walked out. Maybe I am wrong in that line of thinking but it just seems to make a little more sense to me than doing it before the start of the season.