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

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[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



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