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Some perspective on the situation:


"Here is scary sounding quote written by Mr. Goff, “MLS players have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike if a collective bargaining agreement with the league is not reached in time for the season openers in two weeks” There’s only one problem with that statement. That’s not what the union voted to do."

"First, a union has to vote to engage the ability to strike and second they then hold a vote to actually strike. This 350-2 vote is the former one. The MLS Player Union had a vote to allow themselves the ability to hold a strike if the members so chose. To make an analogy, they voted to flip the cover back on the doomsday strike button."

"So in order for there to be a strike, the players will have to hold another vote to actually go on a strike."

"To paint he picture further I can tell you that at an earlier date the MLS union had a vote to ratify the collective barging agreement proposed by the owners. This is when the union first rejected the initial MLS proposal. This was a proposal before there were any concessions by the owners. FC Dallas players votes roughly 2 to 1 to reject the vote. That still means a third of FCD’s players voted to accept the collective bargaining agreement at that time. Since then there have since been some concessions by the owners, so things may go even more toward accepting the next time. (Interestingly the FCD player vote breakdown at that time was almost exactly on American versus foreign player lines.)"

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