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ASN Morning Read: Hey, What Do You Get Paid?

The two dudes pictured make nearly $1 million combined. Not bad work if you can get it. Plus, Geoff Cameron sees action in England while Brek Shea warms the bench and more.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
May 07, 2013
8:53 AM
  • The Major League Soccer Players Union released its annual document with the salaries of every single player. Thierry Henry makes the most in the league at $4.35 million, while the league minimum is $35,125. No surprise that Landon Donovan is the highest-earning American, raking in $2.5 million this season. We wonder if that’s already pro-rated...

    Some other Americans making big bucks:
    Chris Wondolowski: $600,000
    Brad Davis: $372.062.50
    Chris Pontius: $361,000
    Heath Pearce: $340,736
    Benny Feilhaber: $312,187.50
    Kyle Beckerman: $311,250
    Ricardo Clark: $307,750
    Davy Arnaud: $290,000(?!)

    And some Americans who are making less than you’d expect:
    Graham Zusi: $140,000
    Marcus Hahnemann: $60,000
    Brian Ching: $50,000

  • Geoff Cameron played the final 45 minutes in Stoke City’s 1-1 draw with 10-man Sunderland. Brek Shea has made just two appearances as a substitute since joining Stoke in January hasn’t even been in the 18 since March 10, which Jurgen Klinsmann said hurts his prospects for this summer. Manager Tony Pulis says he signed Shea with next season in mind, but with Stoke essentially out of relegation danger, perhaps Shea will see some time in the final two matches.

  • Megan Rapinoe talks to Leander Schaerlaeckens from France about athletes coming out in America. She makes a point that it’s different for men and women. “A stereotype about women’s sports is that the women are more masculine and therefore they play sports. Whereas men are more masculine and therefore they are not gay,” she says. “The stereotypes go the opposite way. Women [in sports] are seen more as gay and men are thought of as hyper-macho straight men.”

  • Avi Creditor takes a look at the “uncharted territory” of the budding situation between Robbie Rogers, the Chicago Fire, the Los Angles Galaxy and MLS. Do the Galaxy have enough flexibility to sign Rogers and potentially a big-name star like Frank Lampard? Is this fair to the Fire? Would MLS be playing favorites if he goes to L.A.? Does anyone else wish the saga would just end already?

  • Hey, it’s Junior Flores in Borussia Dortmund gear!

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