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RSL owner fined for CBA comments

The expected fine dropped today on RSL's Dell Loy Hansen for his comments this week that the MLS players union's quest for free is a waste of time.

I tried to get a player's perspective/update from Sounders' union rep Brad Evans today, but he declined.

Here's the release from the league:

Major League Soccer (MLS) Commissioner Don Garber announced today that Real Salt Lake investor-operator Dell Loy Hansen has been fined an undisclosed amount for comments made during a radio interview and that were subsequently published earlier this week.

"The comments made by Mr. Hansen are not permitted under the League’s Constitution," said MLS Commissioner Garber. "We are engaged in constructive negotiations with our players and such comments are not appropriate nor helpful to the negotiations.”