It seems like the golden goose won't be slaughtered after all.
Multiple sources are reporting that Major League Soccer and the MLS Player's Union have come to an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
MLS owners and players have a CBA deal in principle, and the season should start on time. http://t.co/AOUwWtvpf3 pic.twitter.com/RdHQhkP5Vo— SB Nation Soccer (@SBNationSoccer) March 5, 2015
MLS minimum salary now $60,000, up 64% over previous of $36,500. More details of the new CBA from @JeffreyCarlisle: http://t.co/OhTKhiA6zt— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 5, 2015
Major League Soccer & MLS Players Union reach agreement in principle on new CBA: http://t.co/1G6uANRiVd pic.twitter.com/54DlYvESta— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 5, 2015
Nobody won. It was a tie. It’s soccer. #MLSCBA— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) March 5, 2015
Details on deal: 5-year CBA. Free agency for age 28+, 8yrs experience. Cap on raise based on salary. Minimum now $60K http://t.co/UkIiUmWnET— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) March 5, 2015
The new CBA is reported to have a five year lifespan, and the major points are a $60,000 league minimum salary (up from $36,500) and free agency for a player 28 years or older with 8 years in the league.