- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On March 1, 2013
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- 2013 MLS Season, 2013 Roster Rules
Just like with every year, Major League Soccer tweaks and updates various roster rules and regulations to begin their new season. The 2013 season will be no different as several updates have been made to the roster rules.
Here is a look at key elements of MLS’s 2013 roster rules.
- The 2013 salary cap is now at $2.95 million, up from $2.81 million in 2011.
- The minimum salary for for players in spots 1-24 must be $46,500, up from $44,000 in 2011.
- The minimum salary for for players in spots 25-30 must be $35,125, up from $33,000 in 2011.
- The Designated Player charge, ie the maximum amount a Designated Player’s salary counts against a club’s salary cap, is now $368,750. (The charge is $175,000 for a mid-season acquisition.)
- A Designated Player 21-23 years old counts as $200,000 ($150,000 for a player 20 years old or younger) against the club’s salary cap.
- A club may buy out one guaranteed player (including a DP’s) contract and free up the corresponding budget space. But the club must pay for the buyout itself and do it before the season starts.