MLS has finally decided to bless us with the annual PDF file that contains the salary for every player in the league. I’ve done the legwork and taken all of the Minnesota United players and put them in one place for you to digest.
Vadim Demidov is the highest paid player on the roster by a margin of over $150,000. If rumors of him potentially leaving in the next transfer window are true and the front office is able to find a team willing to take his salary off their books, that would provide huge cap relief for the Loons. The bad news: the TAM spent on him is gone for good.
Current starting keeper Bobby Shuttleworth makes about $75,000 less than John Alvbage who originally sat ahead of Shuttleworth in the depth chart. It’ll be interesting to see if the Loons opt to keep Alvbage on loan for the rest of the season if Shuttleworth continues to impress.
Per MLS, the Loons have three players that they used Targeted Allocation Money on. These players are Vadim Demidov, Rasmus Schuller, and Francisco Calvo.
I hate to be one to gripe about how much another person is making but Brent Kallman is seriously underpaid for this season. He’s been one of the team’s breakout players and his base salary is the third lowest on the team.
Also worth mentioning are the salaries of Josh Gatt and Mohammed Saeid, who were dealt to Colorado not too long ago. Gatt’s guaranteed compensation is $193,508 and Saeid’s is $170,000. There were rumblings that Minnesota might be on the hook for some of that money.
What do you think about some of the contracts that we found out about today? Feel free to discuss in the comments below.