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Najar and Bowen are 1-2 in earnings
by Paul Kennedy, May 16th, 2011 6:53PM

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[HOMEGROWN WATCH] Two homegrown players -- D.C. United's Andy Najar and Chivas USA's Tristan Bowen -- make more than $100,000 in guaranteed compensation. For a look at what all the homegrown players earn ...

Najar's $155,800 in guaranteed compensation comes after his original contract, signed last year, was torn up following his 2010 Rookie of the Year season. He made $58,995.83 last season.

Bowen makes more than $106,363.63 in his fourth season in MLS. His guaranteed compensation of $76,363.63 in his first season with the Los Angeles Galaxy is the most any homegrown rookie has made.

U.S. U-17 Jack McBean makes $76,000 this season for the Galaxy, the most of any first-year homegrown player this season.

U.S. national team forward Juan Agudelo makes $85,000 for the New York Red Bulls, a bump of $15,000 from his rookie compensation.

2011 HOMEGROWN SALARIES:
Guaranteed Compensation Player (Club)
$155,800.00 Andy Najar
(D.C. United)
$106,363.63 Tristan Bowen (Chivas USA)
$85,000.00 Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls)
$76,000.00 Jack McBean (Los Angeles Galaxy)
$74,500.00 Ruben Luna (FC Dallas)
$71,000.00 Ethan White (D.C. United)
$70,833.33 Bryan Levya (FC Dallas)
$69,750.00 Bill Hamid (D.C. United)
$69,218.83 Conor Shanosky (D.C. United)
$65,000.00 Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union)
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$61,250.00 Nizar Khalfan (Vancouver Whitecaps)
$60,000.00 Donny Toia (Real Salt Lake)
$55,604.00 Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps)
$53,500.00 Diego Fagundez (New England)
$52,200.00 Bryan de la Fuente (Chivas USA)
$51,464.29 Davy Armstrong (Colorado Rapids)
$50,000.00 Alex Dixon (Houston Dynamo)
$49,083.33 Jonathan Kempen (Sporting KC)
$48,742.42 Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire)
$46,250.00 Francisco Navas (Houston Dynamo)
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$44,500.00 Moises Hernandez (FC Dallas)
$44,500.00 Victor Ulloa (FC Dallas)
$43,000.00 Doneil Henry (Toronto FC)
$43,000.00 Nicholas Lindsay (Toronto FC)
$42,000.00 Tyler Deric (Houston Dynamo)
$38,225.04 Josue Soto (Houston Dynamo)
$33,600.00 Richard Sanchez (FC Dallas)
$33,600.00 Sacir Hot (New York Red Bulls)
$33,600.00 Matt Kassel (New York Red Bulls)
$33,354.00 Kevin Ellis (Sporting KC)
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$32,604.00 Oscar Cordon (Toronto FC)
$32,604.00 Keith Makubuya (Toronto FC)
$32,604.00 Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC)
$32,604.00 Matthew Stinson (Toronto FC)
$32,604.00 Brian Sylvestre (Vancouver Whitecaps)
$32,600.00 Jonathan Top (FC Dallas)
$32,600.00 Philippe Davies (Vancouver Whitecaps)

GOLD CUP CANDIDATES. Najar is on the Honduras' short list for the Gold Cup. Agudelo is expected to represent the USA at the Concacaf championship. The other homegrown player under consideration is Russell Teibert, who has returned to the Vancouver starting lineup. Canada coach Stephen Hart recently traveled to Vancouver to watch the 18-year-old midfielder from Ontario, who returned to action after being gone with U-20 duty and then injured.

2011 HOMEGROWN PLAYERS
GP-G PLAYER TEAM
10-0 Nizar Khalfan (Vancouver)
7-2 Juan Agudelo (New York)
8-0 Andy Najar (D.C. United)
7-0 Bill Hamid (D.C. United)
7-0 Ruben Luna (FC Dallas)
6-0 Ethan White (D.C. United)
5-0 Russell Teibert (Vancouver)
2-0 Alex Dixon (Houston)
2-0 Oscar Cordon (Toronto FC)
1-0 Tristan Bowen (Chivas USA)
1-0 Keith Makubuya (Toronto FC)
1-0 Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC)



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