2008 MLS Salaries Released

2008 MLS Salaries Released

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 4, 2008
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Ah, most people’s favorite time of the early part of the MLS season. The day that the MLS salaries are released to the media. Click here for the full list, I will just make note of some surprising salaries.

El mucho $$:
Gallardo — 1.5 million base salary; $1.9 million guaranteed
Blanco — 2.5 million; 2.7 million
Christian Gomez — 385,000; 430,000
Schelotto — 425,000; 425,000
Duilio Davino — 400,000; 400,000
Beckham — 5.5 million; 6.5 million
Donovan — 900,000; 900,000
Ruiz — 350,000; 460,000
Angel — 1.5 million; 1.6 million
Reyna — 1 million; 1.2 million

El Bargains:
Maykel Galindo, Chivas: $79,750.
Brad Guzan, Chivas: $103,974.
Juan Toja, Dallas: $150,000.
Devon McTavish, D.C.: $33,000.
Marc Burch, D.C.: $33,000.
Stuart Holden, Houston: $33,075.
Jeff Larentowicz, N.E.: $33,000.
Sainey Nyassi, N.E.: $17,700.
Khano Smith, N.E.: $46,305.
Will Hesmer, Columbus: $70,000.
Kenny Cooper, Dallas: $83,000.
Scott Sealy, K.C.: $34,728.
Jozy Altidore, N.Y.: $128,333.
Dane Richards, N.Y.: $33,000.

And El Surprise-o:
Shavar Thomas, Chivas: $98,750.
Jim Curtin, Chivas: $104,004.
Alecko Eskardarian, Chivas: $123,500.
Conor Casey, Colorado: $190,008.
Jovan Kirvoski, Colorado: $220,000.
Abdus Ibrahim, Dallas: $103,000. (Generation adidas contract)
Quavas Kirk, D.C.: $136,500.
Patrick Ianni, Houston: $108,000.
Dave van den Bergh, N.Y.: $274,583.
Nikolas Besagno, RSL: $136,500.
Carl Robinson, Toronto: $330,000.
Collin Samuel, Toronto: $193,000.

I will try to come out with an all-cheap team and an all-too expensive team in the coming days now that I see these numbers.

Any number surprise you out there? Who’s getting paid too much or too little?

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