Steven Goff perused the recently released 2010-11 U.S. Soccer Federation tax document, which includes compensation figures former national team coach
Bob Bradley and players during the World Cup year of 2010.
Bradley earned $400,000 in bonuses over a period encompassing the 2010 World Cup, raising his compensation to almost $1 million. Captain Carlos Bocanegra earned the most among the players during that time with almost $350,000.
Bradley received a base salary of $515,647, plus the bonuses and about $26,000 in other compensation and benefits. Although the bonuses are not specified, they presumably were rewarded for guiding the Americans to first place in the group stage and passage to the round of 16 in South Africa.
Juergen Klinsmann, the new national team coach, earns a base of $2.5 million annually through the 2014 World Cup. The incentives for World Cup qualifying and other events haven’t been disclosed. ... Based on formulas spelled out in the collective bargaining agreement between the players’ union and the USSF, Bocanegra earned $347,583 for match appearances, team performance and other categories. Michael Bradley was second at $345,782, followed by Landon Donovan at $342,989 and Tim Howard at $339,388.