WASHINGTON, D.C. — The MLS season is winding down, but the negotiations over the next Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and its players continues. The last agreement, signed in 2015, expires on Jan. 31, 2020. Without a new agreement, the start of the 2020 season is at risk.
While I was in Washington, D.C., I had the chance to sit down with Bob Foose, the Executive Director of the MLS Player’s Association, to get an update on where things stand, what the players’ priorities are, and what role fan support could play in the negotiations.
We also delve into the charter flight issue, how the next TV deal will factor into negotiations, and why the players’ association took a stand in support of the fans in the Iron Front controversy.