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Perkins Deal Done

We've been monitoring the process closely at The Post and on the Soccer Insider for weeks, and now it's finally done: Goalkeeper Troy Perkins has a new contract with D.C. United.

We won't know his official new salary until the complete player list is again leaked to us in a few months, but we can tell you that he received a significant increase from the $29,400 he was guaranteed last year. My estimation is that he'll make around $90,000, with notable raises in subsequent years. (Makes sense for an all-star keeper who is in the national team player pool.) MLS secrecy also prevents the release of the number of years involved, but we're figuring it's two years plus two league-held options.

So now that he's making real money, will Troy quit his other job as a loan processor? I asked him last year if he would leave the bank behind at some point, and he indicated he would stay with it since it's something he would pursue when his soccer career ends. It might be a while, though, since successful goalies are able to stretch their careers into their late thirties. (Perkins is 25)

By Steve Goff  |  February 15, 2007; 10:13 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Comments

He can stop goals, but can he re-finance my mortgage at a low rate?

Posted by: Anonymous | February 15, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Even if its 90K its too low. Troy has to be recognized as one of MLS's top keepers, and that salary seems on the low side. Any word on incentives?

Posted by: Ron | February 15, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

smart move by perkins to stick with the bank gig. If he has the energy and time to fit both in, he might as well.

But i'm gonna keep my fingers crossed that he doesn't get a debilitating paper cut that makes him miss games.

Posted by: b | February 15, 2007 11:00 AM | Report abuse

So when does Ben Olsen email you that list?

Posted by: Kim | February 15, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

great news. even if he had a couple of rough games toward the close of last season, he's still in the very upper echelon of MLS keeps.

on another note, any further news about Zidane to chicago talks? after his brilliant performance in Germany '06 (head to sternum aside), i'd almost be willing to pick up a Fire season ticket package just to see more of his age-defying magic...

Posted by: iammrben | February 15, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

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