Will MLS owners really end its players’ union contract?

Invoking a seldom-used clause could terminate the collective bargaining agreement – and set off monumental legislative and legal battles

In a move that could prompt calls for federal antitrust litigation, and will undoubtedly lead to court challenges, Major League Soccer has informed the MLS Players’ Association that it will invoke a clause that basically allows one side of a collective bargaining agreement to end or suspend the agreement due to an uncontrollable and extreme circumstance—including a pandemic.

Sportico, a great source of all matters covering the business and legal side of sports, has a great article that details the owners’ strategy, reasoning, and risks involving such a move. Here is the link to the site.