2008 New England Salary Cap Estimate

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by Chowda, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Chowda

    Chowda Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    2008 New England Salary Cap Estimate
    http://bluebloodedjourno.com/?p=210
    January 24, 2008

    It appears the Revs are over $500,000 under the cap with four spots to fill after the supplemental draft today. Feel free to check my math and challenge my assumptions.
     
  2. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The $500K figure sounds about right.
     
  3. Mike Marshall

    Mike Marshall Member+

    Feb 16, 2000
    Woburn, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've been looking, but haven't found the answer to this. Do players on the Developmental Roster count towards the cap or not?
     
  4. Chowda

    Chowda Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    You know, I don't know where that rule is printed, but I'm assuming they are counted. My best evidence is that Goff's salary list implies they do.

    If they didn't, there's at least another $150k we don't spend.
     
  5. Chowda

    Chowda Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    BTW, I rediscovered the RevsNet blog the other day which has evidence of how consistently cheap the Revs have been (Thanks for hiding, Mike! :)):

    For The Record, The Revs Are Cheap


    I think this is important to this discussion.
     
  6. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Webster
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Developmental and Generation Adidas don't count against the salary cap.
     
  7. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What he said. From the MLS Rules site.

     
  8. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lets see: A good raise to keep John, 100K to sign Videria and 325K to Gomez takes care of it all.
     
  9. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Webster
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So you are advocating not having a full roster?
     
  10. REVS FAN 1

    REVS FAN 1 Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Weymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If they sign Videria and aquire Gomez I'll buy a lifetime supply of Kool-Aid...


    I really, really, really....really hope they prove me wrong!!:D
     
  11. Chowda

    Chowda Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Avoid that much sugar, Mike.
     
  12. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know it ain't happening, so you feel comfortable making that statement. I get it. ;)
     
  13. REVS FAN 1

    REVS FAN 1 Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Weymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unfortunately, I won't have to worry about that!:eek:
     
  14. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Webster
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And I'll tattoo the Houston Dynamo logo on my chest and wear a Brian Ching jersey every game while wearing a dunce hat.
     
  15. wolfp10

    wolfp10 Member

    Sep 25, 2005
    Talk about being overpaid.
     
  16. Chowda

    Chowda Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Well, Altidore got a $95,000 salary to finish high school in 2006 so the league could keep him stateside. I'm betting Videira will want six figures to stop him from trying out in Europe.
     
  17. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Webster
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seriously, no rookie has ever made that much in the first season, why would a second rounder deserve that much.
     
  18. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well there was that Freddy Adu guy... ;)
     
  19. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Webster
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I stand corrected.

    Videria is no Freddy Adu.

    And I don't see us being the first to offer a second rounder 6 figures. We don't lead, we follow, remember?
     
  20. soccertim

    soccertim Member

    Mar 29, 2001
    Mass
    Letting Noonan go yet giving a good raise to keep John is just sad.
     
  21. Sean Donahue

    Sean Donahue Member

    Aug 31, 2001
    Massachusetts
    Would he have been a second rounder if he hadn't declared his aspirations to play in Europe?

    Either way, I don't see a rookie getting more than several established starters.
     
  22. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It wasn't significantly more, but Igwe made more than both Dorman and Larentowicz last year. Hell, Willie Sims made more than both of those guys.
     
  23. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't even think they need to give John a raise. Doesn't seem like teams are banging down the doors to get him. He really has no place left to go
     
  24. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I bet you are not too far off the mark. what will happen is that the revs will offer 75k, he goes to europe, fails to land a gig then the revs sign him for 50k
     
  25. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know that you tend to be a bit concrete in your thinking but have you ever heard ow SWAG'ed numbers? Lighten up will ya ;)
     

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