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MLSPA Releases Player Salary Information

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The Fire’s numbers are definitely worth a look

MLS: Montreal Impact at Chicago Fire Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

In one of American soccer’s most cherished rites of spring, the MLS Player’s Association released salary info for all league players earlier today. The MLSPS releases this info every year, disclosing base salaries and total compensation for every player in Major League Soccer to the public.

Here are some of the top-line figures:

  • The Chicago Fire are on the hook for $13,824,204.42 in player compensation. Of that, $8,006,333.45 is earmarked for the Fire’s two Designated Players.
  • The highest paid Fire player is, obviously, Bastian Schweinsteiger. He’s taking home $6,100,000.08 in total compensation this year.
  • Behind Basti is Nemanja Nikolic, with $1,906,333.37 in total compensation.
  • Aleksandar Katai isn’t a DP but he’s pulling down a DP-level salary, with $1,276,333.33 in total compensation.
  • Team captain Dax McCarty is getting $712,500.08 in total compensation this year.
  • Diego Campos and Elliot Collier are the lowest paid members of the squad, with each earning $54,500.04 in total compensation.
  • Noted Homophobic Slur Enthusiast Alan Gordon, who has scored exactly one (1) goal and has generally played like an opossum who found some Nyquil in the dumpster, is being paid $150,000 for his “contributions” this year. Money well spent!

Here’s the full list of salaries for Fire players.

Chicago Fire 2018 Salaries

Last Name First Name Pos Base Salary Total Comp
Last Name First Name Pos Base Salary Total Comp
Adams Mohammed M $90,000.00 $125,000.00
Bakero Jon F $84,999.96 $101,374.96
Bronico Brandt M $67,500.00 $67,500.00
Campbell Jonathan D $111,925.00 $120,050.00
Campos Diego M $54,500.04 $54,500.04
Cleveland Stefan GK $55,654.20 $55,654.20
Collier Elliot F $54,500.04 $54,500.04
Conner Drew M $68,907.30 $68,907.30
Corrales Jorge D $67,500.00 $67,500.00
de Leeuw Michael F $525,000.00 $589,212.50
Dean Christian D $90,000.00 $93,125.00
Ellis Kevin D $150,000.00 $158,333.33
Gordon Alan F $150,000.00 $150,000.00
Johnson Daniel M $68,254.20 $68,254.20
Kappelhof Johan D $555,000.00 $595,000.00
Katai Aleksandar M $1,140,000.00 $1,276,333.33
Lillard Grant D $80,000.04 $82,500.04
McCarty Dax M $700,000.08 $712,500.08
McLain Patrick GK $67,500.00 $67,500.00
Mihailovic Djordje M $96,000.04 $96,000.04
Nikolic Nemanja F $1,700,000.04 $1,906,333.37
Polster Matt M $109,890.00 $124,890.00
Ramos Rafael D $105,840.00 $105,840.00
Sanchez Richard GK $130,000.08 $132,500.08
Schweinsteiger Bastian M $6,100,000.08 $6,100,000.08
Solignac Luis F $300,000.00 $353,312.50
Tchani Tony M $320,000.00 $353,333.33
Vincent Brandon D $122,375.00 $144,250.00