Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
MVP Schelotto stays with the Crew as new DP
December 3rd, 2008 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS]2008 MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto, the key to Columbus' MLS title win, will be returning to Columbus, which has elevated the Argentine to Designated Player status. That enables it to pay him a reported salary of $650,000, nearly twice as much as his 2008 earnings. For a history of MLS's DPs ...

Schelotto, 35, led the league in regular-season assists with 19 and also scored seven regular-season goals. He assisted on all three goals in the Columbus Crew's 3-1 over New York in MLS Cup 2008 and was the game's MVP.

Schelotto joined the Crew in 2007 after 11 years with Argentine power Boca Juniors, with which he won 15 titles, including six league and three Copa Libertadores crowns.

He earned $150,000 in his first MLS season in 2007. He will enter the 2009 season with Designated Player status, which enables the Crew to pay him above the maximum salary and means that only the first $400,000 of his pay counts against the team's salary cap.

The Designated Player Rule, once informally dubbed the "Beckham Rule" because it allowed the Los Angeles Galaxy to sign the British superstar, was created in 2007. Here's a list of the previous DPs:

JUAN PABLO ANGEL (Colombia) New York (2007-08)
Scored 34 goals in 47 regular season games.

CUAUHTEMOC BLANCO (Mexico) Chicago (2007-08)
Best crowd draw besides Beckham in last two seasons. 11 goals, 18 assists in 41 regular-season games.

DAVID BECKHAM (England) Los Angeles (2007-08)
Sold more than 300,000 Galaxy jerseys. 10 assists in 2008.

LUCIANO EMILIO (Brazil) D.C. United (2008)
Upgraded to DP after scoring 20 league goals in first season. Led team with 18 goals (41 games) in all competitions in 2008.

CLAUDIO LOPEZ (Argentina) Kansas City (2008)
Finished well after suffering from fatigue while playing several positions. In 28 games: six goals, seven assists.

CLAUDIO REYNA (USA) New York (2007-08)
Played 21 games in 2007. Retired in midseason 2008 after playing just six more games.

MARCELO GALLARDO (Argentina) D.C. United (2008)
Limited by injuries to 15 games. Scored four goals. Helped D.C. United win U.S. Open Cup.

DENILSON (Brazil) FC Dallas (2007)
Played just eight games (1 goal).

 



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: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"They need to get the job done in St. Vincent, and then see how we can ...
Klinsmann keeps faith in recent callups    
U.S. national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann called in 26 players Sunday to a camp in ...
U.S. Abroad: Americans battle for top spot in Mexico    
Michael Orozco started and Paul Arriola was a late sub as Tijuana beat UNAM, 1-0, to ...
NWSL: Hope Solo granted 'personal leave'    
The Hope Solo saga took another turn on Saturday as her NWSL team, Seattle Reign FC, ...
MLS Week 25: Results & Standings    
Montreal ended Toronto FC's seven-game unbeaten streak (six wins and a tie) when Ignacio Piatti's goal ...
Video Pick: Wood strikes in Bundesliga debut    
It took 23-year-old American Bobby Wood, who scored 17 second division goals for Union Berlin last ...
U.S. Abroad: Johansson returns in crushing Bremen defeat    
Aron Johannsson returned to action in the Bundesliga for the first time in 11 months, starting ...
USA names roster for U-17 Women's World Cup    
Coach B.J. Snow has named the USA's 21-player roster for the 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup ...
MLS Countdown: Vanney gives TFC reminder    
Toronto FC waited through many seasons and head coaches before finally reaching the playoffs last year. ...
Bundesliga 2016-17: Half the teams have a U.S. player    
From age 17 to 28, from newly promoted RB Leipzig to four-time defending champion Bayern Munich, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives