We’re at the midway point in this week as we all patiently wait to see what is next between the MLS owners and the players with tomorrow’s CBA deadline looming. Will there be a lockout? Will the players cave to the owners (again)? Or will some sort of new resolution find its way out in the 11th hour? Time will certainly tell.
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Report: FC Dallas to loan Justin Che to Bayern Munich - Big D Soccer
The move is just the latest in what is becoming a long line of deals with their German partner.
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MLS lockout: Why owners are comfortable with a work stoppage – The Athletic
While the owners' strategy carries some risk, they are still likely to come out ahead whether there's a work stoppage or not. Which is not something you want to hear right now.
Supporters’ groups back players in CBA fight, as time to reach a deal runs short - Sounder At Heart
No real shocker here as the supporters groups from around the league released similar statements earlier this week to show support to the players.
Three big winners of the 2021 MLS offseason so far | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
Some big love for FC Dallas in this piece as Wiebe breaks down what the club has been able to do so far. But getting to the next level in MLS will involve spending some of that cash they've banked on recent deals.
Deadline day: Four key MLS takeaways from chaotic Euro transfer window | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com
Here is a solid breakdown of all the deals and items that are happening this week as the transfer deadline passed.
Report: NYCFC's Valentin Castellanos linked with move to Copa Libertadores champions Palmeiras | MLSsoccer.com
NYCFC has been kind of quiet this offseason and in some ways, has made some backwards moves. This would be another big loss for them.
Sources: Portland Timbers rejected multiple approaches for Jeremy Ebobisse from European clubs | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com
Portland had a chance to move Ebobisse during this window as well but opted not to go for it.
Atlanta United is only MLS club getting a third kit for 2021 – The Athletic
Seeing that you need to sell upwards of 100k jerseys to even be in the running for a third kit lets me think that we'll never see one again here in Dallas (long live the Tigres inspired kit from a long time ago).