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MLS may lose momentum if players strike before 2015 season starts
MLS may lose momentum if players strike before 2015 season starts

Last year was a very good one for Major League Soccer. Average attendance topped 19,000 a game for the first time, and new TV deals guaranteed MLS a record $90 million in broadcast fees over each of the next eight seasons. The league disbanded financially troubled Chivas USA, then sold the franchise rights to a deep-pocketed group of L.A. investors for more than $100 million. And in the first month of the new year, Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard, Italian internationalist Sebastian Giovinco and U.S. World Cup veterans Jozy Altidore and Mix Diskerud all announced they were coming to MLS. They could soon be joined by German World Cup star Miroslav Klose. But all that momentum might soon...

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