Monday, August 31, 2015

How much do Union players make?

The Major League Soccer Players Union has published its latest listing of players' salaries each year.

How much do Union players make?

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Union midfielders Fred (left) and Andrew Jacobson (right) are at opposite ends of the team´s salary scale. (Clem Murray/Staff file photo)
Union midfielders Fred (left) and Andrew Jacobson (right) are at opposite ends of the team's salary scale. (Clem Murray/Staff file photo)

The Major League Soccer Players Union has published its latest listing of players' salaries each year. As you may know, it's a standing policy of MLS that terms of contracts aren't announced when they are signed. But the union puts the numbers out en masse every so often.

There are two numbers to know: base salary and guaranteed compensation. If the two numbers aren't equal, the latter is always higher.

It won't surprise you to hear that the two players who make the most money are David Beckham ($5.5 million/$6.5 million) and Landon Donovan ($2.05 million/$2.1 million).

The entire list for the league is here, in PDF form. A table of Union player salaries is below. Before you ask, I don't have any information on why the differences in base and guaranteed money are what they are. I am just putting this out there to get it on the record.

Andrew Jacobson: $40,000/$40,000
Brad Knighton: $40,000/$40,000
Kyle Nakazawa: $40,000/$40,000
Shea Salinas: $40,000/$40,000
Nick Zimmerman: $40,000/$40,000

Toni Stahl: $40,000/$110,300
Brian Perk: $52,250/$86,350
Jack McInerney: $52,250/$116,416.67
Jordan Harvey: $55,000/$56,250
Cristian Arrieta: $60,000/64,500

Amobi Okugo: $75,000/$158,000
Roger Torres: $96,000/$99,125
Chris Seitz: $100,000/$135,500
Danny Mwanga: $100,000/$206,250
Sebastien Le Toux: $110,000/$122,000

Stefani Miglioranzi: $125,000/$148,125
Alejandro Moreno: $145,000/$158,125
Shavar Thomas: $145,000/159,375
Michael Orozco Fiscal: $150,000/$200,000
Danny Califf: $250,000/$250,000
Fred: $250,000/$282,000

Any numbers surprise you?

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