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The MLS Numbers: MLS Designated Player Salaries

20 August 2010 2,858 views 2 Comments

Below we list the salaries and statistics of the 14 MLS designated players.   In the case of newly acquired players, we listed their stats with their new team, and we looked to see if they had any noticeable effect on attendance.

The players are listed in order of salary.

David Beckham, LA

$6.5 million
0 games

Thierry Henry, New York
$5.6 million
4 games, 0 goals, 3 assists
Attendance effect: Attendance up 35% in two home games, Red Bulls had their first sellout August 14th

Rafa Marquez, New York
$5.5 million
2 games, 0 goals 0 assists
Attendance effect: Red Bulls had their first sellout August 14th in his home debut

Landon Donovan, LA
$2.1 millon
14 games, 5 goals, 11 assists

Juan Pablo Angel, New York
$1.9 million
20 games, 11 goals, 2 assists

Nery Castillo, Chicago
$1.8 million
2 games, 0 goals, 0 assists
Attendance effect: Attendance up 21.5% after two games

Julian de Guzman, Toronto
$1.7 million
16 games, 0 goals, 2 assists

Freddie Ljungberg, Chicago
$1.3 million
3 games, 0 goals, 1 assist
Attendance effect: Attendance up 21.5% after two games

Mista, Toronto
$987k
4 games, 0 goals, 0 assists (Scored in CCL play)
Attendance effect: Marginal (Toronto averages a sellout)

Branko Boskovic, DC
$516k
5 games, 0 goals, 0 assists
Attendance effect: Average attendance is slightly down, last game had just 12,474 fans

Blaise Nkufo, Seattle
$480k
4 games, 0 goals, 0 assists
Attendance effect:  Marginal (Sounders basically average a sellout anyways)

Alvaro Fernandez, Seattle
$300k
3 games, 1 goal, 0 assists
 Attendance effect:  Marginal (Sounders basically average a sellout anyways)

Geovanni, San Jose
Salary unknown
0 games

Omar Bravo, Kansas City
Salary unknown
0 games

Posted by Dan

2 Comments »

  • paulsepp said:

    NY Red Bulls are doing what NY does best, spend their way to the top. Red Bull can afford it, because they figured out a way how to get people to pay double for sugar water.

  • Juan Pablo Angel “Probably” Out at NY Next Year | MLS Supporter said:

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