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MLS homegrown signings: What do they make?

Written by Travis Clark

ZardesOne of the many oddities about MLS is that on a semi-regular basis, the MLS Players Union releases the salaries of every single player in the league.

And whether or not the numbers listed are accurate, the release of these figures always generates a lot of discussion, and is a fascinating insight into how much (or how little) players in MLS actually make on a yearly basis.

In the light of this, it’s an interesting exercise to extract the salaries of players signed to homegrown contracts (Academy products). Whether players sign directly from the Academy or after a year or more of college, the numbers are of a wide variety.

There are a few notables from this week’s announcement: the reported salary of what former Indiana striker Tommy Thompson makes is third highest among homegrown signings, behind Gyasi Zardesand Will Trapp. Jordan Allen isn’t doing too bad for himself after a season playing at Virginia, while the same can be said for Harrison Shipp, who has looked like well worth his salary so far. New TFC homegrown signing Jordan Hamilton certainly had a solid offer to go to when he decided not to play for Maryland.

For comparison’s sake, here are the salaries of homegrown players from last year. The full list of homegrown player salaries from this week’s report is after the jump.

M Harrison Shipp, Chicago Fire – $95,000
M Victor Pineda, Chicago Fire – $66,742
M Chris Ritter, Chicago Fire – $48,500
F Caleb Calvert, Chivas USA – $62,500
M Marco Delgado, Chivas USA – $77,500
D Chad Barson, Columbus Crew – $48,825
GK Matt Lampson, Columbus Crew – $48,825
M Ben Speas, Columbus Crew – $65,100
M Wil Trapp, Columbus Crew – $152,000
D/M Ross Friedman, Columbus Crew – $36,500
M Matt Walker, Columbus Crew – $36,500
D Matt Wiet, Columbus Crew – $48,500
M/D Shane O’Neill, Colorado Rapids – $67,750
M Dillon Serna, Colorado Rapids – $65,500
D Kelly Acosta, FC Dallas – $79,000
M Danny Garcia, FC Dallas – $71,000
GK Jesse Gonzalez, FC Dallas – $48,500
D Moises Hernandez, FC Dallas – $50,450
GK Richard Sanchez, FC Dallas – $72,000
F Jonathan Top, FC Dallas – $36,500
M Victor Ulloa, FC Dallas -$36,504
GK Bill Hamid, D.C. United – $114,750
M Collin Martin, D.C. United – $69,166
D Jalen Robinson, D.C. United – $67,000
M Conor Shanosky, D.C. United – $36,500
F Michael Seaton, D.C. United – $51,500
M Bryan Salazar, Houston Dynamo – $49,825
GK Tyler Deric, Houston Dynamo – $97,666
D Kevin Ellis, Sporting KC – $49,575
GK Jon Kempin, Sporting KC – $77,083
D Erik Palmer-Brown, Sporting KC – $49,000
M/F Bradford Jamieson IV, LA Galaxy – $36,500
F Jack McBean, LA Galaxy – $48,500
M Raul Mendiola, LA Galaxy $36,500
D Oscar Sorto, LA Galaxy – $50,700
F Jose Villareal, LA Galaxy – $50,700 (on loan with Cruz Azul)
F Gyasi Zardes, LA Galaxy – $198,000
GK Maxime Crepeau, Montreal Impact – $48,500
M Wandrille Lefevre, Montreal Impact – $48,500
M Zakaria Messoudi, Montreal Imapct – $36,504
D Karl Ouimette, Montreal Impact – $48,825
D Maxim Tissot, Montreal Impact – $48,500
M Scott Caldwell, New England – $59,813
F Diego Fagundez, New England – $137,200
GK Santiago Castano, New York Red Bulls – $36,500
M/D Connor Lade, New York Red Bulls – $61,963
D Matt Miazga, New York Red Bulls – $71,250
M Cristhian Hernandez, Philadelphia Union – $74,375
M Jimmy McLaughlin, Philadelphia Union – $75,000
M Zach Pfeffer, Philadelphia Union – $85,000
D Ethan White, Philadelphia Union – $80,000
D Bryan Gallego, Portland Timbers – $36,750
M Steven Evans, Portland Timbers – $53,825
D Jordan Allen, Real Salt Lake – $90,000
F Benji Lopez, Real Salt Lake – $51,105
D Carlos Salcedo, Real Salt Lake – $48,500
M Aaron Kovar, Seattle Sounders – $48,700
F Sean Okoli, Seattle Sounders – $48,750
D DeAndre Yedlin, Seattle Sounders – $92,000
M Tommy Thompson, San Jose Earthquakes – $145,000
M Manny Aparicio, Toronto FC – $48,500
F Jordan Hamilton, Toronto FC – $72,500
D Doneil Henry, Toronto FC – $87,083
D Ashtone Morgan, Toronto FC – $92,000
GK Quillan Roberts, Toronto FC – $48,825
D Sam Adekugbe, Vancouver Whitecaps – $55,000
M Bryce Alderson, Vancouver Whitecaps – $115,000
GK Marco Carducci, Vancouver Whitecaps – $36,504
F Caleb Clarke, Vancouver Whitecaps – $60,000 (on loan)
D Ethen Sampson, Vancouver Whitecaps – $36,504
M Russell Teibert, Vancouver Whitecaps – $75,600


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