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Strike averted: MLS-union agree to new CBA

Commissioner Don Garber has just announced the MLS and its players union have just signed a new five-year collective bargaining agreement.

In the broadest of outlines Garber said the new CBA will result in the players receiving more money, improve quality of life, more rights and more ability to control the movement of their own careers.

This means the season will go forward as scheduled, starting 6:30 p.m. Thursday with the expansion Philadelphia Union visiting Seattle Sounders FC at Qwest Field.

Here's a good first overview story from the Associated Press.

I'll try to report back with Sounders' reaction as it comes available.