Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Players anticipate strike, says Toronto rep Garcia
March 11th, 2010 12:41AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, soccer business, toronto fc

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] While talks between Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union continue in Washington, D.C. under the auspices of mediator George H. Cohen, the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, at least one player rep says the union anticipates that the 2010 MLS season won't start on time.

Toronto FC's Nick Garcia told CBC Sports Wednesday evening that players were ready to strike if a new collective bargaining agreement was not finalized before the March 25 opener.

"We're anticipating not having the season starting [on time]," said Garcia, who is entering his 11th season in MLS. "As of now, for us, we're very far apart — even with the mediator there in D.C. We're hoping things can get done, but quite frankly I don't think we're confident things will."



0 comments
  1. Tom Jedrzejewicz
    commented on: March 11, 2010 at 10:52 a.m.
    So, if there is a strike/lockout, can Landon Donovan continue to play for Everton?

  1. golazo52
    commented on: March 11, 2010 at 7:49 p.m.
    Many have compared the potential strike to the strike in the old NASL which was one of the contributing factors to the NASL demise. They have ignored the obvious dissimilarities of the two Leagues. Through conservative management the MLS has not fallen prey to the super team mentality of theCosmos days. However, having built the foundation the owners must allow the free market to begin to build momentun and have successes and failures as any other business does inthe US. The players who apparently have found the guts to lead strike are doing all of the American soccer community a favor. As a rather well known American politician said recently, "If not now when?".It is time to end the system that was originally well conceived. Soccer is not UFC nor do we want it to be. Free Agency now!guaranteed contracts now. End the indentured servant nature of being anMLS player and the League will grow, the sport will grow and eventually we wll win a World Cup


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Business Reporter: Union teams up with Dogfish Head    
The Philadelphia Union will open to a new destination beer garden with Dogfish Head Brewery at ...
Columbus switches USL PRO affiliations    
The Columbus Crew will team up with the Austin Aztex to send players from its first ...
Lee Nguyen: Sitting back is not in Revs' DNA    
The New England Revolution tied an MLS record when it scored nine goals in its first ...
What They're Saying: Jerome Valcke    
"It is easy to destroy a reputation, it takes one second, it takes years to build ...
Champions League scenarios: 11 teams for five spots    
Eleven teams have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League, and 11 more teams, ...
Video Pick: Bend it like Uesato    
Our favorite free kick goal of the week comes from J-League 2, where Consadole Sapporo's Kazumasa ...
Breaking down the NCAA Division I women's quarterfinals    
The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament moves into the quarterfinals with three games on Friday and ...
A back-heel sombrero from Greek boy     
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Greek youth soccer, in a game between AO Ioannina and Agia Eleousa, delivers ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"Obviously they must be very sad with the result but when we lose against a team ...
Report: W-League champion Pali Blues are folding    
The LA Blues won W-League titles as the Pali Blues in 2009, 2009 and 2013 and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives