MLS, Union Schedule Joint 1 PM Media Conference; AP Says A Deal "Near"

Glad I spent an hour working up todays' post only to have it mooted an hour later but I'm not complaining a bit.

Major League Soccer and its players called a joint news conference for Saturday and were near agreement on a five-year contract that would avoid a strike scheduled for next week, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The sides were working on finalizing details, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made.

Is it time for a sexy party?

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Beau Dure on his Twitter account reported the conference call would take place and that it would involve statements from MLS commissioner Don Garber, union executive director Bob Foose and others involved with the talks.

Either it's a deal or they're holding a knife fight.