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MLS, players agree in principle to 5-year labour contract

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Major League Soccer and its players' union agreed in principle to a five-year labour contract, establishing free agency for the first time and averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.

The deal, the culmination of talks that began last ......

FILE - In this May 31, 2014, file photo, Seattle Sounders' Zach Scott (20) and Real Salt Lake's Olmes Garcia, left, get airborne as they chase down a ball along the sideline during an MLS soccer match in Seattle. As the MLS grows, there remains a significant economic gap among player salaries. Scott, who has started 67 MLS regular season games in his six seasons, has never made more than $52,500 per season. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Show/Hide caption

FILE - In this May 31, 2014, file photo, Seattle Sounders' Zach Scott (20) and Real Salt Lake's Olmes Garcia, left, get airborne as they chase down a ball along the sideline during an MLS soccer match in Seattle. As the MLS grows, there remains a significant economic gap among player salaries. Scott, who has started 67 MLS regular season games in his six seasons, has never made more than $52,500 per season. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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