Holden Offered Big Pay Increase By MLS

Holden Offered Big Pay Increase By MLS

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 15, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • Stuart Holden
Stuart Holden deserves a raise, but will he get it? (Getty Images)

Stuart Holden deserves a raise, but will he get it? (Getty Images)

For a few weeks we’ve learned that Stuart Holden and Major League Soccer have been in serious discussions about him staying in the league with the Houston Dynamo. Scotland’s Evening Times is reporting that the league has offered Holden a “ten-fold increase” in his salary.

Before Holden was making just under $35,000 a year. With the increase offered by the league he could be set to be making much more than that if he decides to stay with the league.

Now I’m not mathematician here but I’m willing to bet the league is just adding another 0 to the end of Holden’s old salary here.

Locking Holden up for a long-term deal is a key thing for the league right now. Losing another young player of Holden’s caliber would be another tough break for the league. While I know he’s had thoughts of moving overseas for a while now I do know he wants to help see this league grow into something great (paraphrasing his words here).

What do you all think here? Can the league re-sign Holden to a better deal or will they be S.O.L. yet again due to some lowball offers?

  • ajr

    if LD leaves the SH is the new face of MLS

  • grumpdogg

    If I was him, I would find a European team where I knew I would get minutes and get a paycheck much bigger than what MLS is offering. These are his prime European years and we all know that if he goes to the WC and blows up, the league will not let him go.

  • rex

    Its more than the money. I bet MLS is offering to make Holden a poster boy for MLS.

  • rex

    Its more than the money. I bet MLS is offering to make Holden a poster boy for MLS.