MLS was the big news of the day Thursday. Sporting Kansas City held a kickoff event for the 2020 season. And MLS reached a five-year agreement with the players’ association on a new collective bargaining agreement. MLS continues to grow and the players are benefiting from that.
Here is your daily Dr. Feelgood…
Spring Kansas City had a season kickoff event at Children’s Mercy Park Thursday night.
Major League Soccer reached an agreement with the players’ association on a new five-year collective bargaining agreement. The agreement runs through the end of the 2024 season. Teams will be able to spend more money on players. Players will also receive a share of media rights revenue as well as increased minimum salaries. Each club will be required to charter eight legs of regular-season travel in 2020 and growing to 16 legs by 2024. Clubs are also required to charter to all travel for playoff games.
The Los Angeles Dodgers reached an agreement with Max Muncy on a three-year, $26 million extension that includes a $13 million fourth-year option with a $1.5 million buyout. The deal buys out Muncy’s arbitration years with the option covering his first year of free agency.
WHAT TO WATCH: I have just one game on my watch list for today. Maryland plays at Illinois at 7:00 pm on FS1.
PODCAST: I recorded the Thursday night podcast last night and got it released early this morning. I talk quite a bit about the Chiefs and specifically Patrick Mahomes. I also discussed several news items in Major League Baseball this week. And then I touched on a potential law in Kansas that affects sports participation.
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