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USA Coaching Salaries

After a busy summer that included a successful Confederations Cup effort, a mostly successful Gold Cup and an inconsistent World Cup qualifying campaign, I thought it would be interesting to dig up how much the USSF pays Coach Bob Bradley and his assistants. Unfortunately, the federation's tax records for this past year are not yet available for public consumption, but I can tell you that, from April 2007 to March 2008:

Bradley earned $452,500, top assistant Peter Nowak, who has since left the program, took home $182,000 and John Hackworth received $119,167. Thomas Rongen, the U-20 coach, was paid $156,250. (Data was not available for women's coach Pia Sundhage, who was hired in the middle of that fiscal year.)

For perspective, Bruce Arena earned $899,644 between April 2005 and March 2006, and the following period, when Arena was dismissed and Bradley became interim coach, they earned $154,303 (Arena) and $228,389 (Bradley).

Also consider: Mexico paid Sven Goran Eriksson a reported $2.9 million for his first year in charge, and the decision to fire him before his contract expired cost the federation another $4.1 million. In all, $7 million for 10 months and 13 matches.

By Steve Goff  |  August 21, 2009; 10:30 AM ET
Categories:  Mexico , U.S. men's national team , USSF  
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Comments

Sven needs to be put on a developmental salary.

Posted by: VirginiaBlueBlood | August 21, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Bradley is not worth almost 1/2 million a year. What a waste of money!

Posted by: no_recess | August 21, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Interesting. I've really not given much thought to Bradley's salary. Given than Arena made 800K+, doesn't it kind of seem Bob's getting the shaft? It could be argued which coach has had the bigger overall influence. But I guess in a way Arena getting to the QF of a WC upped his pay a bit. Is this just base salary? Are their bonuses and incentives? I wonder if Bob's pay in in line with similar federations. Obviously the top tier like England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Argentina. etc. will pay more. But I wonder what middle tier feds like Czech Rep., Ireland, Scotland, Costa Rica, Greece, Denmark, etc. pay their National team manager. Bob's getting nice pay but the next guy mist have a salary increase.

Posted by: MichaelVann7 | August 21, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse

wow. sven is not as stupid as he looks.

Posted by: troy6 | August 21, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Bruce built up to his salary progressively, I'm sure.

Bradley is a bargain, frankly.

Posted by: JkR- | August 21, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

@troy: Wow is right. The swede was was terrible match in the first place (that was never gonna work), got booted and still came out smelling like a rose (coz it was a terrible match in the first place)and getting PAID.

That was one sweet temporary gig that Erikson. Insane.

Posted by: yankiboy | August 21, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Perspective.

Posted by: sitruc | August 21, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

This should quell a little of the b*tching about Rongen's job as coach. If you can find someone who has done as well as he has for the u-20's without unloading the moneybags, think again.

Losing Subotic bites. But we will lose talented players regardless of whether they are on a youth roster until we gain more respect, when the chance is too flattering to pass up.

To tell the truth, I think Subotic and Rossi could never have received the respect they deserved if they were perceived as American.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | August 21, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Sven evidently has a very good agent.

Posted by: Juan-John | August 21, 2009 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Does this include health, dental, vision?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 21, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Wow; that's a lot but not that much considering he's essentially the CEO of a major company. It's not like US Soccer is hurting for cash, either.

Well, Project 2010 is on us, and if the US doesn't win the World Cup it's time for Gulliati (or however the heck you spell it) to leave. I wonder how much he makes.... If anything, it's WAY too much.

Posted by: hacksaw | August 21, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

It better, after LD tried to kill everyone with his pig flu.

Posted by: Reignking | August 21, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Someone already post the Gooch article from the NYTimes? If not,

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/22/sports/soccer/22soccer.html?_r=1&hpw

Posted by: rockotodd | August 21, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Not nat'l team related, but any ideas what Soehn makes? (Whatever it is, it's too much.)

Posted by: goonerunited | August 21, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Sven's a bargain at any price.

Posted by: the_slammer | August 21, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Donovan > France appears to be in the offing

Good for him

Posted by: KireDCU | August 21, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

I think Bradley saw a significant pay increase after beating Spain and reaching the finals in the ConfedCup. It would still a bargain (not that any other country would pay more for his services) I would expect the head of the US program and player development to demand a salaray of millions ($6 mil over 4 or 5 years ballpark).

No wonder klinsmann or any other top-tier candidate isn't giving us the time of day.

Posted by: The_Dude_Abides1 | August 21, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Steven,
Any chance you could dig up the players salaries/bonuses for being on/in the USMNT? I recall it being publised back in Dec 2005 when the new CBA was reached.

Posted by: Becks_for_prez | August 21, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Kire: yeah, I'm reading about it, but for now, it is just a rumor-de-jour...

Posted by: Reignking | August 21, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Or rumor-du-jour. I don't speak French, obviously.

Posted by: Reignking | August 21, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Quebecoissnob

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 21, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Or rumor-du-jour. I don't speak French, obviously.

Posted by: Reignking | August 21, 2009 1:07 PM


Non? Quelle surprise!

Posted by: JkR- | August 21, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Je ne parle pas français, évidemment.

Posted by: Reignking | August 21, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Boo-yah!

Posted by: JkR- | August 21, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

I hope the fans don't get Donovan and Beckham too riled up Saturday night. I'm afraid of what they might do to our defense if they get angry.

Posted by: OWNTF | August 21, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Beckham would make us pay, but Donovan would find Grant Wahl and whine.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 21, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Makalele plus Donovan. Not a bad start to a midfield.

Posted by: OWNTF | August 21, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know how a player coach would work with the salary cap in MLS? As in Ben Olsen? Do player-coach situations happen in soccer? Seems like it would be tough.

Posted by: regularfan | August 21, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I guess things aren't going that well for Greg Ryan -- when you're picked to finish ELEVENTH in the Big TEN.

Big Ten Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll
1. Penn State
2. Michigan State
3. Illinois
4. Purdue
t5. Ohio State
Minnesota
7. Wisconsin
8. Indiana
9. Northwestern
11. Iowa
11. Michigan

Posted by: OWNTF | August 21, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

regarding coaches - looks like NY finally made a change. Osorio "resigned", Williams appointed as interim coach for the rest of the season

Posted by: emanon13 | August 21, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: emanon13 | August 21, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

The B1g 10 network (eighty-something on Fios) shows lots of soccer. Northwestern's lakeside field is my favorite. The incoming winds will destroy Ryan's long ball strategy when Michigan visits.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 21, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know how a player coach would work with the salary cap in MLS? As in Ben Olsen? Do player-coach situations happen in soccer? Seems like it would be tough.

Posted by: regularfan | August 21, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

After going through multiple coaches this year Sky Blue FC of the WPS decided to go with a player coach and now they are in the finals:

http://www.womensprosoccer.com/ny/players/coaching-staff.aspx

Posted by: csd1 | August 21, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Do player-coach situations happen in soccer?
Posted by: regularfan
=====================
Walter Zenga with the Revelosers, circa a long time ago.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 21, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

After going through multiple coaches this year Sky Blue FC of the WPS decided to go with a player coach and now they are in the finals:

http://www.womensprosoccer.com/ny/players/coaching-staff.aspx

Posted by: csd1 | August 21, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

player, captain, coach, mom. gotta love christie rampone's multi-tasking skills.

oh and she's captain of the uswnt too

Posted by: KG118 | August 21, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Not sure how accurate this is, but I found this site with some coaches' salaries...

http://www.soccer-training-info.com/top_soccer_coaches_salaries.asp

Posted by: mercurysnake77 | August 21, 2009 6:53 PM | Report abuse

BOB'S GETTING PAID??! WTF! What's next? Tom Soehn gets paid too, and gets to travel with the team for free? Is it $452,500 in real, US Dollars? Or is it just $452,500 in discounts from the USSF official store.

Posted by: VamosUnited1 | August 22, 2009 1:22 AM | Report abuse

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