2010 Major League Soccer lockout/strike

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In 2010, Major League Soccer players threatened to go on strike.[1][2]

The union had voted in favor of a strike if a new deal was not reached before the beginning of the season.[3]



The collective bargaining agreement ran through the 2009 season, and the labor agreement expired on January 31, 2010.

FIFA response[edit]

FIFA said it would not intervene in a labor dispute.[4]


Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Major League Soccer Players Union (MLSPU) announced on March 23, 2010, that they reached agreement in principle on the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement covering five seasons, commencing with the 2010 season and continuing through January 31, 2015.[5]


  1. ^ "Is an MLS lockout possible?". Fox Sports. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Can MLS players 'afford' to strike?". Fox Sports. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ Booth, Tim (March 12, 2010). "MLS players say they're unified in labor talks". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 17, 2010. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ "FIFA won't intervene in MLS labor dispute". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "CBA agreement reached by MLS and MLSPU". The Crew. Retrieved March 23, 2010.