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New Salary Numbers

In case you were wondering about recent signings.....

Portuguese defender Abel Xavier, who will be eligible to play next week for the L.A. Galaxy, will earn $156,000. No surprise there.

Real Salt Lake defender Ritchie Kotschau, who signed last week and got a red card 45 seconds into his debut, is pulling in $70,175. Bit of surprise there, although he was at about the same number last year with Columbus.

By Steve Goff  |  June 7, 2007; 5:26 PM ET
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Galaxy now approximately 1 gajillion dollars over the salary *hack-wheeze-cough* cap.

And still strugglicious, those punks.

Posted by: Shmoo | June 7, 2007 7:11 PM | Report abuse

So what;s the over/under on how long before Xavier blows his entire paycheck on some of LA's finest cocaine?

Posted by: Dave Lifton | June 7, 2007 7:12 PM | Report abuse

This just in...Galaxy sign kaka, cristiano ronaldo, wayne rooney and didier drogba while still remaining under the salary cap. Oh, and they still suck.

Posted by: Northzax | June 7, 2007 7:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised Xavier is making that little even if he is old and useless. What did he make in England last year?

Posted by: Bob | June 7, 2007 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Saw an article that indicated that Lalas is monitoring Figo after he turned down that offer from that team in Saudi Arabia. I mean there a cap...or is Lalas paying these guys off the sales of the crappy CD he put out years ago....

Posted by: Dave in Fred | June 7, 2007 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Actually, if you use the numbers at for the senior roster guys, they are at about 2.27M (that is counting both Landon and Beckham at 400K for the cap).

So, in reality, they are pretty near to the rumored cap number.

Posted by: Brian | June 7, 2007 10:33 PM | Report abuse

our new muckracker--Mr. Goff.

For the record, I no longer visit any other soccer sites, as there's no point. Please keep us in those that get one-stop shopping from the Insider.

Posted by: jj | June 8, 2007 10:44 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: Goff | June 8, 2007 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Beckham and Donovan would count 725k together (2nd DP counts less). Those mysterious allocations floating around can alter cap numbers. I think the idea was to replace Albright's salary with Xavier's but the Albright injury halted that. Scary to think they could've swapped Jaqua for Cunningham.

Posted by: Ric | June 8, 2007 4:31 PM | Report abuse

why isn't he eligible?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 8, 2007 5:30 PM | Report abuse

nevermind i reread the post thought i saw isnt

Posted by: LA | June 8, 2007 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Xavier is not eligible until the June 15 international window opens.

Posted by: Goff | June 8, 2007 7:14 PM | Report abuse

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