MLS Is Missing A Serious Opportunity Right Now

Andy Bunker and Randy McMichael were asked about their confidence level in Major League Soccer returning to action after reports surfaced over the weekend that the MLS owners and the MLS Players Association are not on the same page when it comes to salary and how the Covid-19 pandemic affects the league’s CBA moving forward.

“I’ll say sixty-forty right now,” McMichael said. McMichael then asked, “Do you think the downward trajectory would be like how baseball would be or would it be worse?”

“That’s a great question Randy. I don’t know. I just feel like MLS right now, and I think we get skewed a little bit because in Atlanta, Atlanta United is a major team, they are a major conversation piece, they fill up the stadium. Most cities in the country you can’t do sports radio segments on the MLS team, here we do shows on the MLS team. It’s different here than it is most places. With that said the league itself is still so young and so trying to build its popularity that things like this alienate fans,” Bunker responded.

“I think MLS is missing a serious opportunity if they are not playing right now because no one is playing right now,” Bunker continued.