U.S. Soccer announced today in conjunction with the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Players' Association that the sides have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement
With the collective bargaining negotiations out of the way, the U.S. players can focus on the World Cup itself, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
The U.S. Soccer Federation and the national team's labor union finalized a contract Monday that covers the next two World Cups and runs through 2010.
As the U.S. prepares to resume training in January, the U.S. Soccer Federation and the players' association are still operating under the interim agreement, Frank Dell'Apa writes.
Marc Connolly talks about the end of the prospective players strike.
Players rejected the U.S. Soccer Federation's offer to send their labor dispute to arbitration.
Coach Bruce Arena's proposal to push back the deadline in the U.S. Soccer Federation's labor dispute was disavowed by management, which asked the union Wednesday to accept binding arbitration for a new contract.
The labor dispute between the USSF and the PA is the USSF's fault, says Ives Galarcep.
The U.S. Soccer Federation is threatening to drop all experienced players from the roster for its next World Cup qualifier unless the union agrees to a new labor contract by Feb. 1.
If Freddy Adu turns out to be as good as advertised, the few million cobbled together to sign him would be America's biggest bargain ever in the world's game.