2008 MLS players salaries made available by the MLS
Players Union reveal that Los Angeles' David Beckham
($6.5 million guaranteed), Chicago's Cuauhtemoc Blanco
($2.67 million) and D.C. United's Marcelo
($1.87 million) are the league's top earners, while the highest earning Americans are New York midfielder Claudio Reyna
($1.26 million) and Los Angeles
attacker Landon Donovan
($900,000). MLS's minimum senior salary is $33,000 while players on developmental contracts earn between $12,900 and $17,700.
player earning more than a million is the New York Red Bulls' Juan Pablo Angel
About 70 players, who are on developmental contracts, earn less than
$20,000 per year.
More than 40 players earn the minimum senior salary of $33,000.
While Gallardo is the highest-paid player in D.C. United history, Washington Post
reporter Steven Goff
out that the rest of the club's roster combines for $2.3 million.
The MLS Players Union Web site provides salaries of the league's 14 teams: ALPHABETICAL CLUB BY CLUB