The annual mid-summer dump of player salary information by the Major League Soccer Player’s Union has hit, and as always, it makes for a great read for fans. As always, there is plenty of fodder for discussion for fans looking critically at the list of salaries. The Revolution’s all new Designated Player Jerry Bengston is making only $120,000, suggesting that his DP status is based on his transfer fee and not his salary. Montreal’s new Italian DP De Vaio is making just about $2 million dollars while former all-world Italian defender Nesta is making less than $200k.
The three Galaxy DPs are making almost $10 million combined with Beckham just south of $4million and Donovan at $2.4 million. Shalrie Joseph’s new half million dollar salary is now Chivas USA’s problem. Wondo remains a goal scoring deal at $300k and arguably one of the league leaders for most underpaid.
Drop us a line with your thoughts on the salary list. Who makes too much? Who makes too little?
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