The MLS Players Union updated their player salary information. I check it periodically to see how much new players are earning and to remind myself just how much, or little, some guys I talk to on a regular basis make.
As far as the Galaxy is concerned, their salaries surprised me a bit. David Beckham is number one in salary with $6.5 million followed by Landon Donovan at $900,000. Following him is Joe Cannon at $192,000.
The fourth-highest paid Galaxy player? That would be Chris Klein at $187,250. When you factor in the pay along with the age of the players the Galaxy sent to RSL for Klein, that trade is looking more and more like a dud than anything.
Carlos Pavon, meanwhile, has a base salary of $132,000 and is guaranteed $141,500 which makes him the eighth-highest paid player behind Abel Xavier, Edson Buddle and Chris Albright. It makes me wonder just how much Pavon has left if he was willing to settle for such a relatively low figure. Other Central American players are making way more than Pavon; Carlos Ruiz, for instance, is pulling down $435,000. Even Pavon's countrymen Amado Guevara was making almost $300,000 before Chivas dumped him. Hell, Ivan Guerrero's making $187,500.