Bitter Feelings Between MLS and Players on Collective Bargaining
(AP) — Major League Soccer players are harboring bitter feelings about the strategies used by the league to reach a collective-bargaining agreement that allows play to resume this summer with a tournament in Florida. Specifically, they are upset about the league’s posture and the threat of a lockout that would have left players without salaries and benefits in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Atlanta United defender Jeff Larentowicz says it's going to take him some time to get past the threat. He was not alone in his criticism of the league's tactics.