The latest round of salary data has ben released by the Major League Soccer Players Union. Here is the Philadelphia Union's payroll as of this month. This means we now know the salaries for the team's summer signings: goalkeeper Oka Nikolov, defender Fabinho and mifdfielder Gilberto da Silva.
The first number is base salary and the second is guaranteed compensation. I have noted where numbers have changed since the last figures were released in May.
D Chris Albright: $75,000.00 / $75,000.00
F Don Anding: $35,125.00 / $35,125.00
M Brian Carroll: $176,400.00 / $176,400.00
F Conor Casey: $175,000.00 / $175,000.00
The roof is open and the sun is streaming in at B.C. Place. (Jonathan Tannenwald/Philly.com)
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: BC Place, Vancouver, B.C.
TV: The Comcast Network (J.P. Dellacamera and Alejandro Moreno)
It's painfully hot outside, and the sports world is pretty quiet this week. So I took a few minutes to write about something that's been on my mind.
Major League Soccer announced the matchday roster for the All-Star Game on Monday, and Jack McInerney wasn't included. That Sporting Kansas City's Peter Vermes, the coach of the All-Stars, chose to bypass the Union's rising star surprised quite a few people.
There will not be any Philadelphia Union players on the All-Star Game matchday roster.— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) July 15, 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa.
TV: The Comcast Network (J.P. Dellcamera, Alejandro Moreno and Heather Mitts, with Tony Limarzi, Peter Pappas and Ian Munro at the on-site studio desk*)
* - which I hope for their sake is somewhere sheltered from the rain that is slamming the stadium tonight
In case you missed it over the weekend, here's the video feature on the Sons of Ben that ran on the new MLS Insider show. The program takes a documentary-style look at major stories across Major League Soccer. It airs Friday nights on NBC Sports Network at 7:30 p.m.