Negotiations between MLS and the MLS Players Association surrounding player compensation continue, with salary cuts, a force majeure clause and revenue sharing among the sticking points.
With the league shut down since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic, MLS has been engaged with the MLSPA regarding economic concessions. While the two sides agreed on a framework for a new CBA last February, neither side ratified the agreement, giving MLS an opening to engage in talks.
Sources confirmed to ESPN that the league delivered its latest proposal to the MLSPA on Friday, a development that was first reported by the Sports Business Journal. The Athletic reported that one source characterized the offer as "manageable for the MLSPA."
MLS declined to comment while the MLSPA didn't respond to a request for comment.
Sources told ESPN that the league is asking for a 10 percent salary cut, along with other economic concessions. The proposed pay cut that would be across the board, with the expectation that the cut will amount to about $20 million in savings for the league, and would only be applied to the rest of current year's wages starting on a date to be determined.