"We're concerned that PRO's pattern of unfair labor practices could continue, and continue to hamper negotiations. While we have been making progress in both economic and non-economic categories, there are still a bunch of areas where we're not at the finish line. Our concern is that [PRO] will try to drag this out as long as possible, and not get anywhere."
-- Professional Soccer Referees Association vice president Steven Taylor on the organization that represents MLS referees voting 64-1 to authorize its executive board to call a strike whenever it deems it to be appropriate in relation to two grievances it had filed with the National Labor Relations Board against PRO, the MLS-funded organization that manages refereeing at the professional level. (ESPN FC)