Major League Soccer has made a formal proposal to the MLS Players Association regarding salary reductions due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the league now seeking a 20 percent pay cut across the board, sources told ESPN.
The league is also asking the MLSPA to accept additional financial reductions apart from salary cuts that could run into the tens of millions of dollars, according to one source. The sources didn’t elaborate on how the league would achieve those savings.
With @noahedavis, #MLS submits formal proposal to #MLSPA for 20 percent salary cut, plus additional financial concessions from the players. https://t.co/0IQhkMLI4k
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