June 1 (UPI) — Major League Soccer players would have their salaries lowered and play in a summer time match in Orlando, Fla., as a part of their newest proposal to league homeowners for a resumed 2020 season.
The players union despatched the proposal to group homeowners Sunday. The MLS season has been suspended since mid-March as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Players voted to approve the phrases of a proposal from homeowners whereas they made modifications to different points of the proposal Sunday evening.
In addition they agreed to increase their present collective bargaining settlement by one yr. The salary reductions could be throughout all the participant pool and embody group and particular person bonuses.
“Whereas a tough vote in extremely difficult occasions, it was taken collectively to make sure that players can return to competitors as quickly as they’re safely in a position to take action,” the players union stated.
Orlando match plans embody 26 groups and a tentative June 24 begin date. The match would have a three-game group stage, adopted by a knockout spherical. It might final about six weeks.
MLS players and group homeowners agreed to their present labor settlement in February. The MLS season was suspended after groups had performed simply two video games. MLS allowed groups to return to small, voluntary group coaching classes on Thursday.
The most recent proposal may outcome within the players being locked out of the league, or missed video games and/or paychecks for the players.
The Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League was scheduled to begin its season April 18 earlier than it was suspended. The league introduced final week creation of a 25-game match. The Olympic-style competitors shall be performed in June and July at three stadiums in Utah and air on CBS.
MLS has introduced cancellations of its All-Star Sport, the Campeones Cup and the Leagues Cup.