Mediator added to MLS labor talks

A glimmer of hope in the CBA talks

March 6, 2010
By Jeff Carlisle, Special to ESPNsoccernet
Last season, fans of Major League Soccer voted on the Save of the Year award for the first time. But if federal mediator George H. Cohen can move the league and its players union towards a new collective bargaining agreement, he'll be a shoo-in to walk away with the trophy this year before the first game has even been played.

Cohen is the head of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, a government agency that exists outside the auspices of the U.S. Department of Labor. And both ...

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