Big league Soccer prepares to cut the pay of some executives and front office personnel while the season is on hold since of the coronavirus pandemic, an individual with understanding of the situation informed The Associated Press on Wednesday.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Deputy Commissioners Mark Abbott and Gary Stevenson will take 25% cuts in wage beginning April 16, the individual stated on the condition of privacy since the decreases were not revealed openly.
Other cuts would vary from 20% to 10% for supervisorystaff Lower employed staff members, like entry-level hires, would see no decrease inpay The cuts were first reported by Yahoo Sports.
MLS does not prepare to furlough or layoff staff at this time, although a working with freeze remains in location. The league utilizes some 300 individuals at its New york city head office.
The MLS move follows the NBA cut the wages of some 100 top executives by 20% while the season is on hold. The NHL is cutting wages for league staff members 25% beginning next month. NASCAR officers will have a 25% decrease in wage, while all other staff members will have their wages lowered by 20%.
The MLS season was suspended on March 12 after teams had actually played 2 matches.
The Philadelphia Union revealed Wednesday that a player had actually checked favorable for the book coronavirus after experiencing moderate signs.