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MLS player walkout looms as start of season nears
MLS player walkout looms as start of season nears

The Galaxy is a 10-3 favorite to repeat as Major League Soccer champions, according to odds posted Tuesday by the online betting site Bovada. But the odds of the MLS season starting on time appear to be growing quite a bit longer. Representatives of the league and the players union were meeting with federal mediators in Washington, D.C., for a third straight day Tuesday in an effort to hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement. The previous agreement expired Jan. 31, and without a new one the players say they will not take the field. The biggest issue still to be resolved is free agency. The players say they won't accept an agreement without it. The league says its...

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