- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On April 18, 2007
- 0 Comments
Houston Chronicle reports today that Dwayne De Rosario has refused to sign a contract extension unless the Dynamo pony up some cash and offer him a pay raise.
DeRo seems to be asking for his price since the league is seeing the likes of Blanco, Beckham and others into the league. The man who helped the Dynamo claim their first league crown last season just wants to be compensated for his work.
“It’s very frustrating. At the end of the day, the only thing I haven’t accomplished is being MVP of the league, and I’m going to try to win it this year to get more leverage,” said De Rosario, who’s hoping another solid season will boost his chances of cashing in. “But can I get any more leverage? Two times I was runner-up for the MVP, and we came out champions last year.”
He comes fairly cheap to the Dynamo, making around $140,000 a year. How can one of the league’s top players expect to be happy with his pay when new players coming into the league are making what he makes in a year after a single game. I doubt he is wanting a designated player contract or even money near that amount. He does want and need a bump in his pay though. At his price he is a bargain for the Dynamo.
We’ve seen some unhappy players as of late and it can only get worse from here for stars like this I feel. The teams and the league need to compensate for their bigger stars that have been in the league for some time like DeRo. You have to think there are plenty of teams that would love his services and could possibly find a way to pay him his worth. I’ve said before that you have to expect Toronto to make a run for him sometime since he is from the area. He would be a huge boost to that team if something were to happen like that but as for now I can’t see Houston letting him go that easy over a money issue. He will get paid…it’s just a matter of time until he does I think.