Chivas USA 2012 Salary Figures Released

HARRISON, NJ - MAY 23: Fraser to players: "You better work for the money!" (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls)

Happy salary figures release day! It is one of two days every year where the MLS Players Union peels back a layer of the secretive league finances and reveals what all of the players are getting paid. They usually come out with a second list after the close of the summer transfer window, but today is the day when writers like me no longer have to speculate and use last year's figures, and get to see what the real situation is.

From initial impressions, it looks like Chivas USA have really stepped up their payroll in 2012. They are nowhere near the LA Galaxy or the New York Red Bulls, and while Juan Pablo Angel is getting paid designated player money the team has not actually revealed that status, so the official word on that is unclear (there is an option for teams to "pay down" large salaries using allocation money, which might be what Chivas did in this situation, but again, it's unclear). And while the key players look to be making better money this season, there are still some excellent deals among some of the players on the squad.

Here's the full list of Chivas players. The two figures are first, the base salary, followed by the guaranteed compensation.

We'll have more analysis of these figures next week, but here are the figures for your perusal:

Name Base Salary Guaranteed Compensation
Juan Agudelo $70,000 $100,000
Juan Pablo Angel $350,000 $600,000
Miller Bolanos $48,000 $48,000
Tristan Bowen $100,000 $131,363.63
Danny Califf $275,000 $275,000
Paolo Cardozo $70,000 $81,250
Jose Correa $48,000 $48,000
Laurent Courtois $135,000 $267,166.67
Marky Delgado $44,000 $46,500
Blair Gavin $60,000 $80,000
Scott Gordon $40,000.04 $40,000.04
Marvin Iraheta $33,750 $33,750
Ante Jazic $117,500 $117,500
Dan Kennedy $175,000 $175,000
Nick LaBrocca $95,288 $97,788
Rauwshan McKenzie $44,000 $44,000
Patrick McLain $33,750 $33,750
Tim Melia $44,000 $44,000
Oswaldo Minda $50,000 $68,750
Alejandro Moreno $185,000 $195,000
James Riley $115,000 $120,962.50
Cesar Romero $33,750 $33,750
Ryan Smith $160,000 $205,666.67
Casey Townsend $44,000 $79,000
Peter Vagenas $70,000 $85,000
John Valencia $50,000 $50,000
Jorge Villafana $66,000 $67,666.67
Ben Zemanski $57,690 $60,190
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