MLS Players Union to propose free agency for players

The Major League Soccer Players Union has put forward the proposal of free agency for its players.

The Major League Soccer Players Union has put forward the proposal of free agency for its players.

Currently, MLS operates as a single entity and negotiates all players contracts but the Players Union is keen to alter that and give players the right to have multiple clubs bid for their services.

At a recent collective-bargaining session in New York, the free agency proposal was put forward but details of the outcome were held close by MLSPU attorney Jon Newman.

“I am not going to discuss what occurred at the collective-bargaining table,” he said.

Players are keen to enjoy the rights most other professional leagues already enjoy but some sources say there is no way MLS would agree to guaranteed contracts or give up its single-entity structure.

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