The MLS Numbers: MLS Team Payrolls in 2010
Dropping Timber ran the numbers on how big payrolls are panning out in the 2010 season. Sure the Galaxy have the biggest payroll at $11 million dollars and are the top team in the league right now, but that is over four times what Real Salt Lake and Columbus are paying for slightly less points. The efficiency ranking shows that the teams paying designated players big money are all near the bottom in results per dollar.
This is something the Timbers management may want to consider, since the Portland fan base probably won’t need a splashy name like Ljungberg, Beckham or Henry in order to draw crowds.
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