MLS salaries came out last week and once again reminded us of how low-paying this league can be. Brad Guzan, for instance, makes just over $100,000 but would have made quite a bit more had he been able to go to Aston Villa.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber recently told us that higher salaries is the only way to compete with foreign leagues in terms of keeping players home.
"It's always a challenge for us to keep our American players. The only way that's going to happen is if we can raise our revenues and can afford to pay our players what they are getting overseas -- not necessarily what they are worth but what the market is overseas."
I took a look at the salaries and had more from Garber in my weekly PE column.