Soccer Business Bits: US Soccer Bonuses, WPS Schedule & More

Great stuff from Steve Goff on bonuses for members of the USMNT.  Using data from the last cycle, Goff states that in 2006 players were awarded $37,500 for making the final world cup roster, $3,750 for each cup match played by the team and more money for each friendly.  The article discusses bonuses for moving through the tournament and the importance of these bonuses to the players, especially those on limited salaries in MLS.  This is an informative an intersting piece that is definitely worth a read.  Fans have long discussed the paltry bonuses in MLS.  It will be interesting to see if the new CBA changes the bonus structure to really put a premium on making the game day 18 and winning matches in the regular season.

In WPS news, the full 2010 schedule has been announced along with FSC nationally televised events.  Each team will play 24 regular season games and the season will extend from April to September. FSC will televise Sunday games including the Atlanta home opener on May 9, in a soccer specific stadium built for the team.

The Red Bulls got a sizable turnout for their Red Bull Arena job fair.  The stadium will offer 500 part time jobs.

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