America can breathe a great sigh of relief now that Major League Soccer finally reached a labor deal with its players over the weekend. It’s about time that this agreement finally was reached. After all, we’re the richest country in the world!
Major League Soccer’s minimum salary for senior players will rise to $40,000 this season, and the developmental minimum will go up to $31,250 under the five-year labor contract agreed to last weekend.
Players who are at least 24 and have three or more years of MLS service will have guaranteed contracts – giving the league a majority of players with guaranteed deals for the first time. –the AP.
And there’s some other crap in there, too. But the point is that there will be no soccer strike. But even to use the phrase “soccer strike” is somewhat amazing; it says a lot about the solvency of the league. Now if only the WNBA strike would happen so we can blow that sport off the face of the earth. Nothing personal, ladies.