Garber To Get Contract Extension

Garber To Get Contract Extension

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 30, 2009
  • Don Garber
Don Garber is set for a raise. (Getty Images)

Don Garber is set for a raise. (Getty Images)

MLS owners have offered Don Garber a contract extension, the only catch is if a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached with the players this according to the Sports Business Journal (subscription, sign up for a free trial).

Garber will make some good money too if a deal is finished. According to the report he could be set to make up to $3 million per year for four years.

There’s no doubt that since Garber took over as league commissioner back in 1999 the league has taken off in bigger and better ways than imagined a decade ago. With expansion, to soccer specific stadiums to jersey sponsors, the league is doing much better than it was back then.

Giving him a contract extension is really a no brainer. No one right now is really fit to replace Garber as league commissioner, though I’m sure there are some out there that would probably like a change. I think putting a new deal towards Garber shows the owners have faith he will get a new CBA worked out with the players here.

Some will be quick to point out, just like the report did that Garber could end up making more than an entire MLS roster’s salary cap after everything is said and done. Honestly, I don’t have a lot of issues with that because I do believe the cap will be raised enough to make folks happy here.