DCU 2005 Player Salaries

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by cherno, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. cherno

    cherno New Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    Charlottesville, VA
    The NY Times have made the full list of player salaries available here . Here's the DCU list;

    Last Name First Name Base Ave. Guaranteed
    Adu Freddy 300K 550K
    Gomez Christian 156K 158.5K
    Kovalenko Dema 155K 165K
    Moreno Jamie 150K 157.75K
    Olsen Ben 145K 165K
    Guppy Steve 120K 120K
    Quaranta Santino 110K 120.5K
    Eskandarian Alecko 95K 115.5K
    Rimando Nick 88K 94K
    Namoff Bryan 75K 78.75K
    Prideaux Brandon 69.3K 69.3K
    Carroll Brian 43.575K 46.075K
    Wilson John 33K 33K
    Simms Clyde 30K 31.25K
    Stokes David 29.768K 32.268K
    Thompson Jason 29.768K 31.018K
    Boswell Bobby 28K 28K
    Gros Josh 28K 28K
    Perkins Troy 28K 28K
    Van Sicklen Nick 28K 28K
    Arena Kenny 16.5K 16.5K
    Merritt Tim 16.5K 16.5K
    Walker Jamil 16.5K 16.5K
    Kuffour Nana 11.7K 11.7K
    Kuykendall Shawn 11.7K 11.7K
    Nickell Matt 11.7K 11.7K
    Webber Andrew 11.7K 11.7K

    Any comments?

    Cherno
     
  2. propelahed

    propelahed Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    Washington DC
    I make more money than well over half of DC United.
     
  3. Hunter R

    Hunter R New Member

    Jul 7, 2003
    Me, Myself and I
    Club:
    DC United
    How in the hell does anyone live in the DC area making less than 12K a year?

    Gros is an absolute steal at 28K.
     
  4. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    Yeah, well, my boss tells me that with good behavior I should clear $20K next year.
     
  5. BudWiser

    BudWiser New Member

    Jul 17, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    Yeah....I don't see how you can be a pro player and make that $. There needs to be a minimum wage. I feel bad for those folks (cept Arena whose Dad makes enough to cover him)
     
  6. BBBulldog

    BBBulldog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Dinamo Zagreb
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Does half of DCU live in same apartment? :confused:
     
  7. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    What I know would like to know is- which player's contract's are up this winter? Who's in line for a big raise and who might be going down in salary?
     
  8. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Am I going crazy or did we also have this thread about five days ago?
     
  9. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
  10. owendylan

    owendylan Member

    May 30, 2001
    Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    Well, there is a minimum wage I think it's 28K if you're on the full roster, not a development player. I would agree that it needs to be larger. All I can hope if that the team is helping these guys out with an apartment/condo to live in. The Kickers did this since Ukrop owned a few apartment buildings in Richmond. I don't necesssarily feel bad for them, maybe closer to shame in that these guys are pros and make so little, why can't we afford to pay them better type of way. One thing that makes MLS so much better than other pro sports is these guys don't make a lot of money which may be why they are so much more fan friendly. At least school teachers can say they make more money than some pro athletes.
     
  11. JoseP

    JoseP Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    You go out and get a job. I don't think that is asking too much of somebody in their early 20s.
     
  12. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia.
     
  13. cherno

    cherno New Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    Charlottesville, VA
    Sorry, I was out of town (and away from the internet) last week. I knew a partial list had appeared in some news articles, but I hadn't seen the full list yet. Feel free to delete this whole thread (I won't go all jackbooted mod on you). ;)

    Cherno
     
  14. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    Several days behind, but more thorough, would describe the NYT's relationship with most of the American press. . .

    . . . which is, of course, why it is the paper of record.
     
  15. hala-cosmos

    hala-cosmos Member

    Apr 15, 2003
    somebody give nana a raise. now.
     
  16. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Then what is the point of deleting the thread?
     
  17. Hunter R

    Hunter R New Member

    Jul 7, 2003
    Me, Myself and I
    Club:
    DC United
    so is that why Nana and Kukyendall smell like hot apple pies?
     
  18. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Or at least based upon output reverse these two salaries:

    Eskandarian Alecko 95K 115.5K
    Kuffour Nana 11.7K 11.7K



    (ducking) :eek: :D
     
  19. gunner_21

    gunner_21 New Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    Cumberland, Maryland

    Surely DCU pays rent and some other perks for these guys............. :confused:
     
  20. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, somebody may live in Kevin Payne's basement....that's been vacant since Convey moved out.....and he didn't mind the 'perks'. :D
     
  21. beerman007

    beerman007 100% BARRA BRAVA

    Jun 11, 2005
    Virginia
    Maybe half the team lives together. :confused: It is pretty ridiculous that these guys are pros and barely making enough to get by. How about dropping some of the super high paid guys, and raising the rest. What's a 16 year old doin' making 500K? That's fvckin' crazy.
     
  22. LN - Dougg

    LN - Dougg Member

    Aug 26, 2004
    Dale City, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    I can't believe how little these guys make... Wow..
     
  23. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    I'm not sure if you're serious or not, but here's my two cents.

    People aren't paid what they're worth. They're paid what they negotiate.

    In Freddy's case, he bring in more revenue to the league than he costs.

    It's a tougher argument to make for someone like Tony Sanneh, but even with him, he's a World Cup veteran who had a career in Germany. Having players of his ilk in the league is beneficial overall, unless you want us to be a feeder league forever.

    The bottom line is that every paycheck one draws is an accurate representation of one's values. In other words, the person has decided that X amount of money adequately compensates him/her for his/her time when other things like job satisfaction, amount of free time, the chance to do something you love, etc. are factored in.

    Don't automatically feel sorry for anyone. Ask yourself if you'd trade places with them. You might be surprised.
     
  24. Grasscutter

    Grasscutter Member

    Jan 21, 2003
    Atlantis
    Club:
    DC United
    Damn--the Mutts have five players (Guevarra; Agoos; Jerkoff; Galvan-Rey; Razov) making more than $155k--we only have one (Freddy) and ours is an asterisk earner who is really being paid for league-wide marketability rather than team-specific talent.

    MLS has some explaining to do. I trust Haig is working on a way to spin these numbers as I type this.

    ***

    Also interesting that Chicago's three big earners (Sanneh, Armas, Reiter) are contributing little or nothing this year, unless I've missed something from Armas.
     
  25. John_Harkes_6

    John_Harkes_6 New Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Baltimore, MD.
    I am a NY hater as much as anyone but that argument is weak. NY also has a huge gap between Goose at $170 and Lisi at $70 (Gaven and Walker - with Walker having been traded) while in that same range DC has 9 players including Kovalenko, Olsen, Gomez, Moreno, Q, and Guppy all over $100k.

    From Grant Wahl:

    MLS Team Payroll
    1. Los Angeles Galaxy $2.75 million
    2. FC Dallas $2.61 million
    3. Chicago Fire $2.25 million
    4. D.C. United $2.18 million
    5. Real Salt Lake $2.09 million
    6. MetroStars $1.86 million
    7. Chivas USA $1.80 million
    8. Kansas City Wizards $1.77 million
    9. Columbus Crew $1.65 million
    10. San Jose Earthquakes $1.65 million
    11. Colorado Rapids $1.5 million
    12. New England Revolution $1.46 million
     

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