PLAYERS UNITED

Working to ensure the rights of all MLS Players while protecting their best interests. By the players. For the players.

ABOUT THE UNION

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Download the current Collective Bargaining Agreement in PDF format.

Salary Guide

View current and past salaries for Major League Soccer players

Press Releases

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This is the Player's Union

It is the committment and involvement of the players that makes the union a success Meet the Executive Board

Off the Pitch: Amobi Okugo and Frugal Athlete

As part of our ongoing Off the Pitch series we spoke with Amobi Okugo of the Portland Timbers about his Frugal Athlete project and other ambitions. Where did you grow up and how did you get into soccer? I’m a first generation Nigerian-American. I was born in Hayward,...
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Off the Pitch: Jeff Attinella and ‘It Had To Be Told’

The life of a professional athlete is one of extreme focus and single-minded dedication. To play at an elite level one often sacrifices many “normal” pursuits. However, that doesn’t mean absolutely everything in a player's life revolves around game day. Many...
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Life After: Post-Career Insights from Wells Thompson

With retirement being one of the only certainties in professional sports, it is important for athletes to think about and plan for the long term. This is often easier said than done. Professional athletes are gifted with a profound level of focus and a...
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Statement on Tim Howard Disciplinary Decision

We are disappointed with the league's handling of the situation involving the Kansas City fans and Tim Howard. Following the incidents, which involved a verbal exchange with a fan, as well as an altercation after the game, Tim acknowledged his culpability and...
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Youth Soccer Club Lawsuit against Players and the Union Dismissed

The MLS Players Union issued the following statement concerning the dismissal of the lawsuit filed against it by three youth soccer clubs:  Dallas Texans Soccer Club, Crossfire Foundation, and Sockers FC Chicago.  The youth soccer clubs sued the Players Union, Clint...
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MLS Players Direct Fine Money to Five Additional Charities

Under its Collective Bargaining Agreement with MLS, the MLS Players Union donates certain fine monies collected from players to charities. The Executive Board of the Union has selected five worthy charities to receive donations from the 2015 fine money: the...
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MLS Players Union Statement on Youth Soccer Club Lawsuit

Bethesda, MD – July 2, 2016 – Youth soccer clubs Crossfire, the Dallas Texans and Sockers F.C., yesterday filed a lawsuit against the Players Union, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin and potentially hundreds of other professional soccer players. The...
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Mike Fucito To Join MLS Players Union Staff

Bethesda, MD – June 6, 2016 – The Major League Soccer Players Union announced today that it has hired former MLS Player Mike Fucito to serve as its Career Development Manager. Fucito will start at the Players Union on June 15. In this role, Fucito will work to...
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