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MLS Salaries!

Much earlier than usual, the MLS salaries have been made public by the players' union.

The DCU list:

Marc Burch 60,000 (base), 62,500 (guaranteed)
Fred 225,000/257,000
Louis Crayton 171,000/179,000
Francis Doe 80,000/80,000
Luciano Emilio 720,000/759,000
Christian Gomez 385,000/430,000
Andrew Jacobson 34,000/34,000
Greg Janicki 34,000/34,000
Thabiso Khumalo 34,650/34,650
Devon McTavish 52,000/52,500
Ryan Miller 20,100/20,100
Jaime Moreno 250,000/250,000
Bryan Namoff 100,000/105,000
Ben Olsen 225,000/225,000
Gonzalo Peralta 210,000/229,000
Chris Pontius 36,000/66,000
Santino Quaranta 70,000/72,500
Clyde Simms 150,000/156,000
Rodney Wallace 55,000/88,000

I'm checking on why Peralta is still listed. [Update: It's an old reference. He's no longer being paid by MLS.] The contracts for Dejan Jakovic, Anthony Peters, Ange N'Silu and Brandon Barklage have yet to be registered. Milos Kocic has also agreed to a developmental deal.

Of note: Kasey Keller 300,000/300,000; first overall pick Steve Zakuani 65,000/163,000; Freddie Ljungberg 1.3 million/1.3 million; Dwayne De Rosario 357,000/357,000; MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto 650,000/755,000; Omar Gonzalez 65,000/142,000; Bobby Convey 222,000/244,000.

Take a look at the link. This list will be updated later in the spring.

By Steve Goff  |  March 6, 2009; 9:59 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  
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Do I get points for noticing former DC 3rd GK Andrew Weber is back?

Posted by: BelovedCartoonMouse | March 6, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Damn you and your tweets, mr. Goff, I am trying to drink in peace here! Really? 720 for Luci? That's obscene.

On another note, anyone know if ol' dadryan and co made it to charleston? Hope so...

Posted by: joshuaostevens | March 6, 2009 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Simms making 50% more than Namoff is just wrong.

Posted by: b18bolo | March 6, 2009 11:07 PM | Report abuse

I think Peralta is technically on loan from MLS still.

Posted by: undrafted | March 6, 2009 11:14 PM | Report abuse

nah, Clyde deserved the raise. I think namoff is still under the original contract, no?

Posted by: joshuaostevens | March 6, 2009 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Clyde absolutely deserves it - that guy works hard. Didn't he play like every minute last year or something?

Posted by: Pedalada | March 7, 2009 12:40 AM | Report abuse

joshuastevens: We're not flyin' down till Wedenesday. The kid is looking like a whole 20 bucks after a week of worry. Don't know i'll be able to manage anything other than the rematch with the battery on the 14th..

Posted by: DadRyan | March 7, 2009 12:51 AM | Report abuse

Doe at 80 is the worse I see.

Posted by: Reignking | March 7, 2009 1:18 AM | Report abuse

Good for Simms! He definitely deserved the raise.

Posted by: kris77 | March 7, 2009 2:04 AM | Report abuse

Simms absolutely deserved the raise. I can't believe Doe and Emilio make that much.

Posted by: BelovedCartoonMouse | March 7, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Ouch Ryan Miller! Better step it up...

Posted by: alan19 | March 7, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

We have so much $$ tied up in older and/or declining players. They've earned it by their past performance, lets hope they live up to their salary this year.

In any event, next offseason there should be a lot going on. Emilio, Olsen, Moreno, Gomez, Fred, and Crayton make up so much of our ca space, and most of them probably will not be back next year (or if they are it will be at a reduced rate).

Posted by: rickinashburn | March 7, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Is the guaranteed amount based on number of appearances or goals?

Posted by: Charisma_Man | March 7, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

The white elephant in the room is Benny at $250K who played 15 minutes last year and may play less this year. In this penny pinching league can DCU afford this gesture?

Posted by: euroman | March 7, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

If it was based on appearances or goals it wouldn't be guaranteed, would it?

Posted by: SonicDeathMonkey | March 7, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

If it was based on appearances or goals it wouldn't be guaranteed, would it?

Posted by: SonicDeathMonkey | March 7, 2009 1:10 PM

So tell us wise monkey, what is the difference between base and guaranteed pay then? If it is guaranteed pay, why is there a base figure?

Posted by: Charisma_Man | March 10, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

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