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
By The Numbers: MLS Salaries
March 10th, 2009 7:01AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] 2009 player salary figures released by the MLS Players Union reveal that only seven players in MLS earn more than $500,000. Forty players make the minimum $34,000, and 12 more make the developmental minimum of $20,100, as of March 2. For more on who makes what in MLS. ...

THE TOP SEVEN EARNERS
1. David Beckham (Los Angeles) $6.5 million
2. Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Chicago) $2.94 million
3. Juan Pablo Angel (New York) $1.8 million.
4. Freddie Ljungberg (Seattle) $1.31million
5. Landon Donovan (Los Angeles) $900,000
6. Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus) $775,000
7. Luciano Emilio (D.C. United) $758,857
Note: These are the league's players who earn more than $500,000. Beckham's salary is being paid by AC Milan until he returns from his loan stint in July.

TOP EARNERS (TEAM BY TEAM)
Chicago Cuauhtemoc Blanco $2.94 million
Chivas USA Sacha Kljestan $203,000
Colorado Pablo Mastroeni $300,500
Columbus Guillermo Barros Schelotto $775,000
FC Dallas Jeff Cunningham $267,500
D.C. United Luciano Emilio $758,857
Houston Ricardo Clark $248,050
Kansas City Davy Arnaud $228,750
Los Angeles David Beckham $6.5 million
New England Shalrie Joseph $450,000
New York Juan Pablo Angel $1.8 million.
Real Salt Lake Javier Morales $200,000
San Jose Darren Huckerby $385,000
Seattle Freddie Ljungberg $1.31 million
Toronto FC Dwayne De Rosario $357,000

TEAM SALARY AVERAGES
Highest:
Los Angeles $404,000
Chicago $240,000
D.C. United $165,000
Seattle $155,000
Lowest:
Real Salt Lake $98,000
New England Revolution $95,500
Chivas USA $90,000
Kansas City $89,000

2009 MLS Salaries Alphabetical

 

2009 MLS Salaries Team-by-Team



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
Preseason play wrapped up Saturday with the Houston Dynamo (Carolina Challenge Cup), New York Red Bulls ...
MLS: Projected opening day lineups    
MLS is slated to start its 20th season on Friday when the defending champion LA Galaxy ...
Gallardo shines as U.S. U-17s rout Cuba     
Joe Gallardo, who suffered a broken shinbone last August, scored a hat trick as the USA ...
Garber: 'Nobody's looking for a work stoppage'    
Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on Friday, MLS commissioner Don Garber ...
What They're Saying: Univision's Juan Carlos Rodriguez    
"If the rights are already fixed, there's little incentive to FIFA to award 2026 to the ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The MLS preseason wraps up on Saturday with 18 of 20 teams in action, all but ...
MLS issues record fine to owner Dell Loy Hansen    
One MLS owner, Real Salt Salt's Dell Loy Hansen, has not been shy about expressing his ...
id2 tour kicks off Monday in Argentina    
The id2 National Selection will kick off its tour of Argentina with the first of four ...
Concacaf Under-17 Championship television schedule    
The USA kicks off play in the Concacaf Under-17 Championship Friday against Cuba in San Pedro ...
USA enjoys long history of U-17 regional success    
The U.S. U-17s will get a chance at the 2015 Concacaf Under-17 Championship to avenge the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives