Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
No second DP, for sure
by Ridge Mahoney, November 20th, 2007 7:01AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

MLS teams won't have the option of adding a second Designated Player next year unless they trade for another team's slot.

The league's Board of Governors rejected a proposal to add a second DP slot per team next year, perhaps because only four teams used the mechanism in 2007, and also because too much of a thing that might turn out to be good is not good.

The DP report card: Juan Pablo Angel and Cuauhtemoc Blanco: A. Claudio Reyna: C-minus. David Beckham: I (Incomplete). Denilson: E (Expelled).

To the surprise of no one, Landon Donovan, Eddie Johnson and Carlos Ruiz, who were scheduled to be classified as Designated Players next season because their salaries exceed the maximum salary ($350,000 in 2007), have been "grandfathered" for an additional year.

MLS has also approved raising the salary cap for the 18-man roster by $150,000, to approximately $2.25 million per season. (An increase of at least $50,000 per season is mandated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.)

Considering the sales of expansion San Jose and Chicago went for a combined $50 million this year, bumping up the salary outlay by about $4.2 million is frugal yet reasonable. That figure represents an additional $150,000 per team for the existing 13 teams and the $2.25 million it will cost the league to stock San Jose.

Remember, MLS also earmarks money for allocations, and with an expansion team receiving three allocations off the bat, and five teams missing the playoffs, those allocations alone will cost the league $2 million, if the current value for a major allocation, $250,000, isn't changed.





No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Felix Magath    
"I merely suggested it could be worth trying the old wives' tale of applying quark cheese ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS Week 28] There's a new team atop the Power Rankings as the streaking LA Galaxy ...
NYCFC and Orlando City will draw for player slots    
[MLS EXPANSION] Representatives from New York City FC and Orlando City, the two 2015 MLS expansion ...
What They're Saying: Nasser Al Khater    
"The only question now is when, not if. Summer or winter, we will be ready." -- ...
D.C. United is on verge of clinching    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Preview] MLS's four U.S. entrants are all in action in the Concacaf Champions ...
Olsen is still MLS's youngest head coach    
[MAKING A LIST] Almost four years after being named D.C. United head coach, Ben Olsen is ...
D.C. United rewards Olsen with multi-year extension    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Head coach Ben Olsen, who survived D.C. United's horrific 2013 campaign, the worst in ...
Valeri volleys a golazo on the run     
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] Portland's Diego Valeri looks set to garner his third ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 6 Washington rebounded from allowing an early goal to beat USF, 2-1, in ...
Howard gaffes cost Everton dearly at home    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Everton's defensive troubles in the English Premier League continued as it dropped a 3-2 ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives