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Welcome Dan Jones: New Chief Operating Officer of the MLSPA

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dan Jones as Chief Operating Officer, marking an important addition to our senior management team. As COO, Jones will help lead day-to-day operational activities, strategic initiatives, and growth mandates on behalf of the...
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MLS Players Association Announces Rebrand

The MLS Players Association, formerly known as the MLS Players Union, has completed a rebranding effort that includes a new tagline and updated logo in addition to the name change. The change from Players Union to Players Association does not signify a change in the...
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ICYMI: Labor Day Comments from the Executive Board

Our Executive Board offered some insights this Labor Day. In case you missed any of them on Twitter, here is a gallery to scroll through. We want to thank all the members of the board for their energy and dedication and for their inspiring words on the day when we...
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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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