MLS News: League Pushes Back on Latest Offer From MLSPA

The MLS Player Association reported that it voted to accept its latest counteroffer to Major League Soccer as it relates to economic concessions for the 2020 season, modifications to the recently agreed upon CBA, and an agreement for the summer tournament in Orlando.

Major League Soccer has already pushed back on the Player Association proposal, according to multiple sources. The MLS added that they have presented their best offer and won’t budge any further.

Former MLS player and now ESPN analyst, Herculez Gomez tweeted that the MLS is giving players until noon on Tuesday to decide. If they don’t decide, they will lock the players out.

According to The Athletic, health and safety protocols related to the Orlando tournament have primarily been worked out. Still, some players could opt out for medical or familial reasons such as a pregnant partner. That would open the door for stars such as the LA Galaxy’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and LAFC’s Carlos Vela — both of whom have partners that are pregnant, to skip the tournament.

If the MLSPA agrees to terms with the MLS, then around June 24th, all 26 teams will go to Orlando for a three-game group stage, following the group stage, a knockout round.

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