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Extratime: New MLS CBA and what it means, plus bad news for LAFC and interviews with Nani and Bojan

There’s a new set of roster rules in Major League Soccer! The League and the MLS Players Association reached an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and Andrew, Dave and Doyle dig into the details: increased spending, TAM turned to GAM, free agency changes, charter flight requirements, media deal revenue sharing and an Under-22 player initiative that’s very much TBD. What will the league look like for the next five years? Here’s your answer.

Also in this show ... There’s a new crop of kits in MLS (#Forward25), and Susannah drops by to give the guys the behind-the-scenes stories from the party, before the crew names their favorites from the bunch … and those they don’t really vibe with. To each their own! Plus, Nacho Piatti, Minnesota’s No. 10 target and a big CCL problem for LAFC.

We’ve also got exclusive 1v1 interviews with Orlando City star Nani, who tells the incredible story of how he willed himself into an academy as a child, Montreal Impact midfielder Bojan Krkic and Best XI selection Alejandro Pozuelo.

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Time Segment
0:58 League and MLS Players’ Union agree to new Collective Bargaining Agreement
09:55 What new free agency rules mean for MLS’s future
14:55 The yet-to-be-finalized rule that could help MLS be more of a selling league
18:40 Possible change to the Designated Player rule
25:27 Nani tells his incredible “How I made it” story
35:49 What would Boca Juniors’ No. 10 Emanuel Reynoso mean for Loons
42:57 Bad news for LAFC’s CCL dreams as Adama Diomande picks up injury
51:15 Bojan on why he came to MLS and Thierry Henry’s place in his career
59:07 Susannah Collins joins to evaluate a new crop of MLS jerseys #Forward25
1:09:45 Alejandro Pozuelo on Year 1 in MLS, and how to know when to chip the ‘keeper
1:17:15 MAILBAG: Who will score more goals … Jurgen Locadia or Chicharito?

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