Sounders Insider

Good news? MLS/union call joint press event

A press conference has been called for 10 this morning in which MLS commissioner Don Garber, players union executive director Bob Foose and director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service George Cohen will discuss negotiations for a new MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement.

That certainly sounds encouraging -- especially the idea that both parties are involved. And the Associated Press is reporting that a new 5-year CBA is near enough where it is now likely there will be no strike and the league season will begin as scheduled on Thursday with Philadelphia visiting Seattle.

I'll pop in as quickly as possible after the press conference.