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New Salary Numbers

For those who've been trying in vain to calculate team salary caps, here are some new numbers to throw into the mix (not that you have any chance of figuring out MLS's secretive and convoluted system this century!):

Los Angeles forward Carlos Pavon has a base salary of $132,000 and guaranteed earnings of $141,500.

Toronto forward Collin Samuel will make $90,000/$115,000.

Are they worth it? Yeah, probably.


By Steve Goff  |  July 10, 2007; 3:10 PM ET
Categories:  MLS  
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Comments

Thanks, Goff.

Posted by: B.A. | July 10, 2007 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I'm the idiot with the very basic question that was probably answered, oh, 13 years ago and earlier, but what is the difference between base salary and guaranteed earnings?

Posted by: bribri | July 10, 2007 3:46 PM | Report abuse

The prices for Pavon and Samuel are really dirt cheap in the grand scheme of the world game.

Frankly it's amazing how little MLS players make -- save Beckham, obviously. I guess that's what happens when you play in league that still has trouble selling out games and has a smallish TV contract.

Posted by: scott47a | July 10, 2007 4:10 PM | Report abuse

is the new salary figure ($300k+) for dero accurate?

Posted by: fckalihi | July 10, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Goff, is $132,000 Pavon's SALARY or is it his CAP FIGURE pro-rated for a half-season (give or take)?

I imagine that the Galaxy will get by this year on pro-rated cap hits for Beckham, Xavier, and Pavon. How they'll fit these players' full-season salaries + Landon & company under next year's cap is beyond me.

Posted by: DWE4 | July 10, 2007 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Difference between base salary and guaranteed earnings = guaranteed earnings includes any signing bonus plus more or less guaranteed incentive $

Posted by: Eric Z | July 10, 2007 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Earthquakes back in 2007, Landon back in SJ blue?

Posted by: Logan Circle | July 10, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Earthquakes back in 2007, Landon back in SJ blue?

Posted by: Logan Circle | July 10, 2007 4:53 PM | Report abuse

SJ = Too far from Bianca = Sad Landon = Crying with his teddy bear every night = waaaay longer penalty kick ritual

Posted by: DWE4 | July 10, 2007 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Those are both steals. Both of their respective front offices have done odd things, but this time they deserve some credit.

Also, if Donovan's PK ritual gets any longer, do you think refs will start consider booking him? I ask in mostly in jest, but partially in hope. It would most certainly be the funniest thing to happen in MLS this season.

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | July 10, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

I refuse to criticize LD's pk ritual until he misses one.

(then there is no holding back though)

Posted by: srfinger | July 10, 2007 7:45 PM | Report abuse

kudos to the Kickers who beat the Galaxy tonight!!

Posted by: stevo | July 10, 2007 11:30 PM | Report abuse

And the Battery over the Dynamo!!!

Posted by: RK | July 10, 2007 11:47 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't be surprised if Galaxy secretly wanted to lose this game. Their schedule is already too crowded and no one cares too much for the US Open Cup.

Posted by: lawrenceterp | July 10, 2007 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Brazil Uruguay tonight ... now that's what _I'm_ talking about. Whoa. What a game!

Posted by: Jonathan | July 11, 2007 12:06 AM | Report abuse

We Do!!! Go Kickers!

Posted by: KickersFan | July 11, 2007 12:07 AM | Report abuse

And the winner for the Battery over Houston came from former "next big thing for DC United" Stephen Armstrong. Didn't it take us something like two years of paperwork to get him over from South Africa only to trade him the next year?

Posted by: bbarrie | July 11, 2007 12:54 AM | Report abuse

SJ = Too far from Bianca = Sad Landon = Crying with his teddy bear every night = waaaay longer penalty kick ritual


Hahahahaha Great comment.

Posted by: Bolivian DC Fan | July 11, 2007 12:58 AM | Report abuse

Can someone please tell me what Landon Donovan does care about? US Open Cup Doesn't matter, Copa America doesn't matter, Gold Cup didn't seem to matter too much to him. Is there any way we can have some players in the spotlight who do care about actually winning. That might make the sport a bit more popular here.

Posted by: Revs Fan | July 11, 2007 1:27 AM | Report abuse

Maybe he cares more about living his life for himself than living it for a bunch of internet soccer nerds.

Posted by: Landon | July 11, 2007 4:06 AM | Report abuse

"Can someone please tell me what Landon Donovan does care about? US Open Cup Doesn't matter, Copa America doesn't matter, Gold Cup didn't seem to matter too much to him. Is there any way we can have some players in the spotlight who do care about actually winning."

Sorry, but this is one of the silliest things I've read. He's the US national team captain and tied for most goals scored for the US. How exactly does that translate to not caring? Does winning the Gold Cup three weeks ago not count as 'winning'? Or are you pissed off that he doesn't write you little letters asking for your approval?

Posted by: MattM | July 11, 2007 8:04 AM | Report abuse

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