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.
— 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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What stands out to you?