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MLS players prepared to strike if CBA discussions fall apart

The Major League Soccer Players Association is preparing for a strike if discussions over a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the league fall apart. The existing CBA expires on Jan. 31, 2020.

"A strike is never the goal, and it's not our goal," MLSPA executive director Bob Foose told the media in Orlando ahead of the July 31 MLS All-Star Game against Atlético Madrid at Exploria Stadium. "If we each come to the table and work hard to find common ground, I'm very confident we can reach an agreement that will benefit both the player pool and the league.

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