NewsFeb 08, 2021

Statement on MLS Players’ Ratification Vote

Statement on MLS Players’ Ratification Vote

MLS Players have ratified amendments to the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The MLS Players Association would like to thank our Executive Board and Bargaining Committee who worked tirelessly over the last six weeks to represent and protect the interests of their teammates. MLS players have made incredible sacrifices and overcome considerable challenges in the past year to continue doing their jobs during a difficult time for all of us. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our player leadership for continuing to guide us during these unprecedented times.

Thank you as well to our brothers and sisters in the Players Associations around North America and the world for your public statements of support and solidarity. Defending and advocating for players’ rights is a collective mission we undertake together, and players’ rights are strongest when we stand side by side. You had our backs - we will always have yours.

Finally, thank you to the Supporters’ Groups for the outpouring of support shown to players and the Players Association. Supporters’ Groups are the backbone of our league and an inseparable ally to our cause. Your voice, and the voices of all MLS fans, spoke loudly. We now move on to a 2021 season that we hope can reunite supporters and players in stadiums all across North America to enjoy and advance the game we all love.

Players are ready to play.