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Labor deal averts MLS player strike
Labor deal averts MLS player strike

Major League Soccer and its players union reached agreement on a labor contract late Wednesday, clearing the way for the league's 20th season to begin on schedule Friday when the Galaxy plays host to the Chicago Fire at StubHub Center. "The deal is done," Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake's union representative, told reporters as he left the federal mediator's offices in Washington after a fourth day of marathon negotiations with league executives. Neither the league nor the union released details of the collective bargaining agreement, which still must be formally ratified by the players. But several media reports said the five-year deal, approved only 50 hours...

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