MLS and the Players Union have announced that a new collective bargaining agreement has been finalized. It's a five-year deal that will allow for the 2010 season to begin without delay.
"On behalf of everyone at D.C. United, I want to congratulate the MLS Management Team and the MLS Players Association for the extraordinary job they did in reaching agreement on the new collective bargaining agreement," said United President and CEO Kevin Payne. "All of us are excited to get on with the work of building our league into what we all envision it can be. We're very excited about the 2010 United team we have put together and are very pleased that we can now fully focus on winning the 2010 MLS Cup championship. This is a great day for our players, our fans, and everyone who cares about MLS."