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)
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