Major League Soccer says reaches new labor deal with players

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Posted: Mar 04, 2015 9:41 PM

(Reuters) - Major League Soccer and its players reached a "deal in principle" on a new collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday to avoid a work stoppage two days before the 20th MLS season opens.

MLS chief Don Garber told Reuters the players and the league had reached a in principle agreement after a day-long round of negotiations at the Washington offices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

(Reporting by Simon Evans; Writing by Ian Ransom; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)