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Inside MLSPA’s negotiations with MLS on return to play

Jeff Larentowicz discusses The Orlando Tournament, player health concerns, wage cuts, and the emotional toll of negotiating during a pandemic

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Larentowicz spoke to reporters last Thursday after MLS and the players’ union agreed to a return to play for the 2020 MLS season and ratification of a new CBA, but it wasn’t without bumps in the road and both sides licking some wounds.

At Dirty South Soccer, we want to loop our readers in as closely as possible to the real anguish felt as the players re-worked a deal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic by bringing you all the audio in podcast form. If you enjoy this sort of thing, let us know in the comments and we’ll continue to deliver more of it to you as situations allow.

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