Looks like a player strike is imminent barring a last minute deal. Free agency and guaranteed player contracts continue to be the sticking points.
The MLS players are standing firm. Kasey Keller:
"I understand where the league was coming from five, 10 years ago when it was up against the wall if we were going to still have a league," Keller said. "That's now no longer the case and some of the things they were able to get away with just can't happen anymore."
This season's highlights would include the Red Bulls moving to their $200 million new home and the new franchise Philadelphia Union.