Top 10 MLS Salaries in 2007By: Bob | May 4th, 2007
It is always fun to see how much money professional athletes make. That is especially the case when it comes to Major League Soccer where many of the players make what can best be described as a very humble living playing soccer. Luis Arroyave of the excellent Red Card blog points us in the direction of the MLS Players Union Web site, which kindly lists all of the salaries for the players in the league.
Leading the way in 2007 is David Beckham. No surprise there. He will earn $6.5 million to play about half a season for the LA Galaxy. In another galaxy, players making the league minimum will earn $12,900 this season. You could do better pouring Slurpies all day. What a disgrace.
Going through the list, here are the top 10 salaries I could find. My eyes might have glossed over a player or two so let me know if I missed someone.
Top 10 MLS Salaries in 2007
1. David Beckham, LA Galaxy, $6.5 million
2. Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Chicago Fire, $2.7 million
3. Juan Pablo Angel, New York Red Bulls, $1.6 million
4. Claudio Reyna, New York Red Bulls, $1.25
4. Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy, $900,000
5. Eddie Johnson, Kansas City Wizards, $875,000
6. Freddy Adu, Real Salt Lake, $550,000
7. Carlos Ruiz, FC Dallas, $435,000
8. Clint Mathis, New York Red Bulls, $410,000
9. Taylor Twellmen, New England Revolution, $350,000
10. Twellman, Taylor NE $350,008 (Edit: I missed Twellman on the first look)
11. Carl Robinson, Toronto FC, $315,000
You can see that there have been a lot of changes since the 2006 list.
1. Juan Francisco Palencia, Chivas USA, $1,360,000
2. Landon Donovan, Los Angeles, $900,000
3. Eddie Johnson, Kansas City, $875,000
4. Juan Pablo Garcia, Chivas USA, $624,260
5. Freddy Adu, D.C. United, $550,000
6. Josh Wolff, Kansas City, $420,357
7. Clint Mathis, Colorado, $410,000
8. Eddie Pope, Real Salt Lake, $394,688
9. Tony Sanneh, Chicago, $365,000
10. Carlos Ruiz, FC Dallas, $360,00