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May 8, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Sounders FC player salaries for 2011 season via the MLSPU

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This information made the rounds Saturday, but I wanted to jazz it up and add the 2010 figures for comparison purposes. It was some low-budget, cut-and-paste work on my part, so let me know if something looks out of whack.

Some notes:

— Note the raises in guaranteed compensation for Fredy Montero ($456,000), Osvaldo Alonso (roughly $71,000), Alvaro Fernandez (almost $67,000), Nate Jaqua ($54,000), Leo Gonzalez ($38,000), Jeff Parke (about $36,500), James Riley (almost $22,000), Brad Evans ($16,500), Jhon Kennedy Hurtado ($15,000), Steve Zakuani ($10,000), and Patrick Ianni ($9,450), among others.

— Note the pay decreases for Kasey Keller, David Estrada and Miguel Montano.

O’Brian White‘s 2010 figures are from when he was with Toronto FC.

Pat Noonan‘s contract expires in the summer.

— Some notable players off the books this year include (guaranteed compensation): Blaise Nkufo ($480,000), Tyrone Marshall ($169,125), Peter Vagenas ($117,000), Nathan Sturgis ($69,250) and Sanna Nyassi ($40,000).

— People have paid notice to Mauro Rosales at $42,000, which partly explains why finances were never an issue in getting him signed. My guess is the contract might be incentive-laden.

— As a member of Generation Adidas, Michael Tetteh‘s salary does not count against the cap. Same for the minimum-salary players at $32,600, who are often called “off-budget players” or “below-the-line players.”

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