It is that time once again this year - the day MLS nerds wait for patiently - it is MLS salary figures release day! The MLS Players Union releases these figures twice annually, and this is our first glimpse of what the payroll is for all players in the league, including Chivas USA players.
The union divides the figures into two categories, both of which are somewhat hazy. Base salary is supposed to be just that, while the guaranteed compensation money includes bonuses and such. Although I provide totals at the bottom, I must caution that these are not the figures used internally in MLS to determine the salary amount for a given team. However, since these are the only figures released, we must make do with what's available.
We'll have some follow-up discussion of these figures in the coming days, but here's the quick and dirty for the Goats to this point in 2013:
|Name||Base Salary||Guaranteed Compensation|
|Mario de Luna||$120,000||$120,000|
|Jose Manuel Rivera||$116,000||$116,000|
In case you were wondering, yes, Chivas USA's totals are lowest among the 19 teams in MLS. In guaranteed comp, Chivas trail the next-lowest team by over three-quarters of a million dollars. Obviously, I'll have more on the team-by-team comparisons, as well as the internal CUSA numbers, soon.
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