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Freedom Kicks for 5 March 2015: Lousy Smarch Weather

Despite one tournament ending, one season will actually start tomorrow.

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Good morning, D.C. United fans. Despite crashing out of the 2014-2015 Concacaf Champions League, United has a game this Saturday against Montreal. Time to get ready for actual MLS soccer being played!

D.C. United ends long day with CBA, victory, defeat - The Washington Post: Goff's piece on the game, the CBA, and the day.

The details on Major League Soccer's new collective bargaining agreement - ESPN FC: ESPN has the details as we currently know them: tiered raises based on base salary in free agency, bump of the minimum salary from $36,000 to $60,000, and the deal's length is 5 years, not 8. Apologies for the autoplaying video.

ASN article: MLS and Players Reach Last-Minute Accord on CBA: There are plenty of players not at all happy with this deal, however.

Major League Soccer & MLS Players Union reach agreement in principle on new CBA | The big news of yesterday was that finally started talking about the CBA negotiations!

NASL could suffer greatly due to MLS and its new CBA deal | World Soccer Talk: By raising the minimum salary, NASL will no longer be able to poach MLS minimum players to bring up the quality of their league.

Canadian Soccer International Forward Kyle Porter joins Atlanta Silverbacks: Speaking of the NASL, Kyle Porter and Nana Attakora will be playing for Atlanta this year.

Major League Soccer needs to drop CONCACAF Champions League | Soccer Gods: An interesting take on the hot mess that is the Concacaf Champions League