Ah, sweet mystery of life...the MLS players' union is rumored to be talking about a strike:

No doubt the players do need increases in salaries, especially at the bottom of the pecking order. You just can’t tell me or anyone that making $14,000-$18,000 a year as a professional soccer player is really worth it and that it is enough to live with in markets like LA, Dallas, Chicago and New York.

From the sound of things the players are willing to strike because they are said to having nothing to lose here by doing so. Things are still in the early stages though so its just a lot of hardball talk going around right now between both sides. I still believe things will get worked out by the end of January when the current CBA runs out.

I think the players know the damage a strike would do to the league. More than likely the players won’t get everything that they are asking, we know that to be true of past negotiations between these two sides. I’d say they will reach some common ground before long.

$14,000-$18,000 a year?!