News: MLS Suspends season due to Coronavirus

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  1. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    Most of the ownership groups are very wealthy. I suspect they can weather this even if it is uncomfortable.

    A question I have is: What happens to player salaries? Are they guaranteed and get paid anyway or do they get laid off or what?
     
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  2. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    This seems hugely premature by at least 3 months.
     
  4. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not sure we could wait 3 months but yeah, we could at least ride it out through April before making this call.
     
  5. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DC United is furloughing a handful of staff.



    They also let people know that some of the coaching staff, including Olsen and Loudon's coach, and executives are deferring their salaries and they are donating about $50k of cash and food to a local non-profit...
     
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  6. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I could see them cancelling the season in its traditional form, but not calling off play completely. Even if it takes until the fall, I expect them to put on some type of circus-like mini-season, maybe even jointly with LMX.
     
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  7. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
  8. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That'd be no more sports in the traditional format. MLB and others are looking at creative approaches that might pass muster.
     
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  9. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hearing that MLS's concern might be over the Canadian teams and their ability to go back and forth over the border during this time.
     
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  10. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No might about it.Its a big issue.
     
  11. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This could just be speeding something up that was inevitable. As the home viewing experience has been improving and, in many ways, is superior to the in-stadium experience, there has been speculation that sports will move to a more sound stage environment and either have crowd noise added to the production, or a "filmed in front of a live studio audience" type situation.
     
  12. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right, there's a difference between "sports are back" in our traditional sense of what that means and "sports are back behind closed doors all in the same metro area" or something.
     
  13. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
    I'll take the latter for now. Need distraction.
     
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  14. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    High school sports may come back before interstate sports.
     
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  15. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Canadians! Their bacon sucks too.
     
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  16. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wish you weren't so fcvkin awkward,bud.
     
  17. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They're paid by the league.
     
  18. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bundesliga is talking about starting again in May so MLS cancelling the whole thing definitely feels premature.
     
  19. STR1

    STR1 Member+

    Atlanta United
    May 29, 2010
    McAllen, TX
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So what happens with players if MLS cancels this season entirely? Will players go out on loans to other leagues that will reopen to stay active or will they remain here?
     
  20. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I first saw the interview on tv. I thought it was a joke because it sounded like Mortal Kombat. Apparently he was serious.
     
  21. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Deathpool Thread for sports teams/leagues.

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
  22. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    First thought: I just saw Andrew Wiebe's tweet about his personal experience with Covid-19, and I saw Shawn Francis's tweet the other day. I can only imagine what the impact on decision making at MLS is if a sizable portion of the league staff (in NYC) has personal experience with the disease.

    Second thought: Sporting Kansas City - Your 2020 Supporter Shield Winners #PaintTheWall!!!!!!
     
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  23. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    The last CBA and the next agreed upon, but unratified CBA do not contain force majeur clauses, so guaranteed salaries would have to be paid in full.
     
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  24. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Expansion $$$$$$$$ ;)
     
  25. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    “Most” = not all. That why I said “a few”.

    Some owners have a majority of “wealth” tied up in multiple sports properties. Which do they cut loose first?

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
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