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MLS, MLSPA Agree to New 5-Year CBA

New CBA Finalized More Than Three Weeks Prior to the Start of the League’s 25th Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. & NEW YORK - (February 6, 2020) – Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Major League Soccer Players Association (MLSPA) today announced that they have reached an agreement in principle on the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement. The agreement, covering five seasons, commencing with the 2020 season and continuing through the 2024 season, is subject to the approval of the MLS Board of Governors and the membership of the MLSPA.


  • Increased investment in player spending;

  • Greater flexibility for clubs to use those new resources across the entire roster; •

    “As we prepare to celebrate our 25th season, we are very pleased to finalize a new five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement with our players,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber.