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FC Cincinnati preparing to move forward with 2020 plans

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jun 03, 2020

FC Cincinnati’s 2020 season is on its way back.

Major League Soccer and its players association on Wednesday came to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement that will run through 2025. With the affirmative vote, the two groups also arrived at a plan to continue the postponed 2020 season, according to a news release from the players association.

Negotiations between the two sides hit a bump in the road earlier this week and led to many players across the league — including all of FC Cincinnati’s players — skipping voluntary workouts on Monday.

MLS has not publicly announced specific details about how the 2020 season will re-start. The plan is no secret, though.

The Associated Press reported Monday that the two sides were working on a deal to finish the season with a Florida tournament that would resemble the format of the World Cup.

“We hope our return to the field will allow fans a momentary release and a semblance of normalcy,” the players association wrote.