during 2014 MLS Cup at StubHub Center on December 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Strike averted: MLS and Players Union agree to CBA deal!

Details are still rolling in and we will know more as the night goes on but we know one thing, we’re not going to see a strike! MLS and the MLS Players Union have agreed to a deal to ratify a new Collective Bargaining Agreement amid risk of players striking and threatening a delay on the first MLS weekend of the season, which starts Friday night.

After a tense few days as we all tried to figure out the “will they or won’t they” strike, all is well now and Chicago will play in Los Angeles to play the Galaxy Friday night. There have been no While the deal hasn’t been officially announced by either party, small details have been rolling in. Here is a relative timeline of the action via Twitter.

Starting at 7:22 PM ET

We’ll update and let you know the details and I will be on the Total MLS Roundtable at 9:00 PM to talk about the CBA and preview the Western Conference. Personally, I’m just glad a deal is made and we can continue to grow this league.

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