2019 MLS Player Salaries

This is something that I do like to see from MLS. Each year the MLS Players Association will release the Salary Guide to show how much each player is earning from their base salary and then a guaranteed salary too. If you don’t understand what the Guaranteed Salary is all about, the MLSPA have you sorted.

The 2019 Salary Guide contains salary information for all MLS players under contract as of June 1st, 2019. In the Guide, player salaries are broken down into two numbers:

Current Annualized Base Salary

Annualized Average Guaranteed Compensation

The Annual Average Guaranteed Compensation (Guaranteed Comp) number includes a player’s base salary and all signing and guaranteed bonuses annualized over the term of the player’s contract, including option years.

For example, a player earning an annual base salary of $500,000, whose contract has an initial term of two years with two one-year options and received a $100,000 signing bonus, his average annual guaranteed compensation would be $525,000 (base salary plus signing bonus ($100,000), with the signing bonus divided by the number of years covered by the contract (4)).

The Average Annual Guaranteed Compensation figure also includes any marketing bonus and any agent’s fees, both annualized over the term of the contract. The Average Annual Guaranteed Compensation figure does not include Performance Bonuses because there is no guarantee that the player will hit those bonuses.

These figures include compensation from each player’s contract with MLS. They do not include any compensation from any contracts with individual teams or their affiliates.

Player Salary explaination: http://mlsplayers.org/resources/salary-guide

With the release of this, I thought I would share the DC United players salaries with you. I would love to hear your thoughts on it. Anyone you think is being underpaid/overpaid? Drop me a tweet or a comment

Company Last Name First Name Playing Position(s) 2019 Base Salary 2019 Guaranteed
DC United Acosta Luciano M/F $600,000 $702,000
DC United Amarikwa Quincy F $70,250 $70,250
DC United Arriola Paul M $675,000 $707,000
DC United Birnbaum Steven D $525,000 $550,000
DC United Brillant Frederic D $265,000 $300,000
DC United Bustamante Antonio D/M $70,250 $74,485
DC United Canouse Russell M $247,500 $247,500
DC United Durkin Chris D/M $95,000 $104,167
DC United Edwards Earl GK $70,250 $73,583
DC United Fisher Oniel D $70,250 $74,917
DC United Hamid Bill GK $461,820 $487,495
DC United Jara Leonardo D $500,000 $560,000
DC United McCann Chris D/M $580,000 $608,000
DC United Mora Joseph D $150,000 $164,250
DC United Moreno Junior D/M $140,000 $159,500
DC United Odoi-Atsem Chris D $56,250 $56,250
DC United Pedroso Marcos D $375,000 $375,000
DC United Pines Donovan D $90,000 $102,000
DC United Robinson Jalen D $80,004 $80,004
DC United Rodriguez Lucas M/F $262,000 $298,550
DC United Rooney Wayne F $3,500,000 $3,507,500
DC United Segura Ulises M/F $170,000 $170,000
DC United Seitz Chris GK $165,000 $165,000
DC United Stieber Zoltan M/F $787,500 $787,500
DC United Ward Akeem M $70,250 $70,250
DC United Yow Griffin F $70,250 $76,368

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