MLS Players Union announces agreement

Discussion in 'New York Red Bulls' started by MetroFever, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. MetroFever

    MetroFever Member+

    Jun 3, 2001
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    With the top 12 topics in the forum being "Nick Sucks" threads, a bit of good news coming out MLS today. Here are a few of the key items:

    • The current minimum salary of 24K will increase to 28K next year, and eventually to $34K in 2009.

    • A 401(k) plan with mandatory league contributions of 2% next year and 3% in 2009.

    • Developmental players will receive fully paid medical benefits for the first time (suprised to hear they didn't in the past).

    • Health care benifits to be fully paid by MLS.

    • MLS and the Union will enter into a 5 year group license revenue sharing agreement which will increase by over 300% the amount paid by the league for the use of the players' group images.

    While this won't prevent players like Eddie Gaven from leaving, it's a step in the right direction and hopefully may encourage more younger players to hone their skills in MLS instead of overseas.
  2. Thomas A Fina

    Thomas A Fina Member

    Mar 29, 1999
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    glad to see somebody's doing something right.
  3. JBigjake

    JBigjake Member+

    Nov 16, 2003
    If the players were smart, they would seek disclosure of front office & coaching salaries & demand parity!

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