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Published February 16, 1996
MLB's negotiating committee met in Chicago yesterday to put "finishing touches" on a counter-offer to present to the union next week. The next move is not expected until MLBPA Exec Dir Don Fehr returns from Japan where he and other union officials have been meeting on the prospect of a true international World Series (USA TODAY, 2/16)....FIFA has proposed that MLS utilize a larger goal in its inaugural season. Other announcements from the MLS Management Committee: MLS games tied at the end of regulation will immediately go to a shootout; the league's offices will move from L.A. to New York (MLS). USA TODAY notes the "need for more scoring" as a reason for the proposed goal- size change (USA TODAY, 2/16)....The NPSL will stage its first game outside the U.S. on March 10 when the K.C. Attack and the Chicago Power play a neutral-site game at the Verdun Auditorium in Montreal (NPSL)....Southern League stadiums will host five games in the '96 NationsBank USA Baseball Team tour. The games, held in June and July, will feature matchups with Cuba and Nicaragua (Southern League).