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  1. MLS players should take free agency deal that’s on the table; By Steve Davis

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    It may not feel like it, but the players have already “won” in the ongoing labor negotiations, which remain stalled (as of Wednesday mid-day at least; things are moving fast) and now threaten to delay the start of Major League Soccer’s 20th season.

    They may not love the deal they eventually get. It almost certainly won’t be the arrangement they truly covet. But free agency was always the sticking point in the ongoing labor discord, so any progress toward it represents a hard-earned “win.”

    If there is a proposal that moves the players in that direction (and there seems to be),…

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  2. Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet play down spat

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    Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet both attempted to downplay their touchline spat after an ill-tempered 1-1 draw between Hull and Sunderland. The rival managers clashed after Poyet was sent to the stands in the first half for reacting to Jack … Continue reading