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A primer on lockouts in pro sports
CBA Negotiations

A primer on lockouts in pro sports

The MLS Players Union members are prepared to strike if a new CBA isn’t negotiated before the start of the season on March 6. While MLS has not countered with the threat of a lockout, recent sports history has shown that to be a real possibility. Steve Holroyd has a primer on lockouts.

Where everyone can be a striker: A brief look at sports labor law
CBA Negotiations

Where everyone can be a striker: A brief look at sports labor law

PSP contributor — and labor lawyer — Steve Holroyd has a quick primer in labor law and collective bargaining agreements in pro sports as the expiration of the MLS CBA approaches.

PSP’s mock MLS expansion draft
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PSP’s mock MLS expansion draft

This will be the most accurate mock MLS expansion draft that you’ve ever read. Or it won’t. But PSP’s Dan Walsh likes this stuff a bit too much, so go read it and revel in its brilliance or wrongness. You’ll love the final pick.

An expanded playoff structure would have its ups and downs
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An expanded playoff structure would have its ups and downs

A SI report said the league wants to expand the playoff field to 12 teams. Earl Reed looks at the pros and cons of such a move.

MLS Playoff Final Four shows the best of the league
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MLS Playoff Final Four shows the best of the league

Earl Reed explains there are plenty of compelling storylines ahead of the start of the MLS conference finals.

Playoffs a welcome respite for The Soccer Don
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Playoffs a welcome respite for The Soccer Don

The last thing a Union fan wants to hear about right now is the MLS Cup Playoffs, but for Don Garber and Major League Soccer, they’re coming at just the right time.

The new MLS logo: American soccer’s latest lightning rod
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The new MLS logo: American soccer’s latest lightning rod

Earl Reed considers the new MLS logo.

Burgeoning MLS, social stances, and the labor situation
MLS

Burgeoning MLS, social stances, and the labor situation

Earl Reed looks at how MLS can rise above the problems other major US sport leagues are facing.