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Galaxy must tackle salary math problems
Pasadena Star News, February 20th, 2008 4:15PM

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The Los Angeles Galaxy and other MLS teams have until March 3 to be salary cap-compliant, but thanks in large part to the designated player salaries (which count $400,000 against the cap) of David Beckham, Landon Donovan and Carlos Ruiz, the Galaxy is long way away. Galaxy GM Alexi Lalas has publicly admitted as much, which means some of the team's players won't be coming back from L.A.'s preseason tour of Asia and the Pac-Rim region.

Since, the Galaxy has only added to its salary-cap woes, bringing over D.C. veteran Greg Vanney, who earned $260,000 last year, in exchange for Quavas Kirk, a generation adidas player who did not count at all against the cap.

It's impossible to know how over the cap L.A. is, as the league doesn't reveal cap figures and teams can offset some of their spending through allocation money (also undisclosed). Nevertheless, the Pasadena Star-News' Billy Witz says veterans earning six figures are most likely to go. That would be midfielder/defender Chris Klein (who earned $187,250 last year), center back Abel Xavier ($156,000), left back Ante Jazic ($114,000), forward Edson Buddle ($150,000) and central midfielder Peter Vagenas ($131,875).

For the time being, Jazic is safe because he's injured, but the others are fair game. "It's not too hard to do the math and figure out who they're looking at," says Klein, who revealed that both Lalas and coach Ruud Gullit assured him he's in their plans.

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