Players skip training after union impasse with MLS

Players and MLS have hit a road block in finding a way to get on the pitch in 2020.

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June 2, 2020 - 10:21 AM

A full view of Children's Mercy Park on March 4. Photo by Erick Mitchell / Iola Register

Players from several Major League Soccer teams skipped voluntary workouts Monday after the league and the players’ association hit an impasse on an agreement that would clear the way for a tournament this summer in Florida.

A person with knowledge of the negotiations said the talks between the two sides were ongoing and a deadline has been pushed to Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the negotiations were not being made public.

The Major League Soccer Players Association had voted to approve economic concessions for this season, including across-the-board salary cuts. The proposal, made public by the union Sunday night, was sent back to the league for approval by team owners.

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