Major League Soccer and the Major League Soccer Players Union announced on Thursday that the two organizations have agreed to continue to negotiate talks through February 12, on a new collective bargaining agreement.
“While we still have areas of disagreement, the talks have been constructive and both parties believe it makes sense to continue to work hard to reach agreement,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in a press release. “This extension provides both MLS and the players the opportunity to continue our discussions while clubs are in training camps preparing for the 2010 MLS season.”
“Both the Players Union and MLS have concluded that a new agreement will not be reached by February 1, but we have agreed to continue to talk and we will be meeting over the next two weeks to determine if a new agreement can be reached,” said Players Union Executive Director Bob Foose in a statement. “In the meantime, MLS Players are reporting to training camp, and preparations for the 2010 season will continue.”
The current CBA, the first in MLS history, is a five-year agreement that is scheduled to expire on Sunday.
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