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The negotiating is going quite slowly.

Major League Soccer have apparently asked for $20 million a year to give their broadcasting rights to Fox Soccer Channel according to a report on the Sports Business Journal.

The league currently gets $3 million a year and FSC offered to pay $7 million a year for the rights to America's top flight soccer division.

Both sides are apparently quite far apart in the negotiations with the league understanding the importance of a profitable deal now as it would surely set the precident for what they could ask for in the future and would help set the direction that the league goes in.

Sources have also suggested that the league has turned to the cable channel Versus as a possible alternative if a deal can't be struck with FSC.

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