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MLS' Abbott Hopes To Add 20th Team Soon, But Further Expansion Plans Unclear
Published April 13, 2012
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SHOW ME THE MONEY: In Montreal, Randy Phillips notes MLS “ranks a distant last among the five major pro sports leagues in North America, with an average salary ranging from $100,000 to $150,000 because of the fluid movement on rosters, especially early in the season.” The NBA topped the list in ‘10-11 with an average salary of $5.15M, followed by MLB ($3.31M), the NHL ($2.4M) and the NFL ($1.9M). The average salary in MLS is “skewed at the best of times because of salaries commanded by designated players, who can sign with clubs until July 1, as well as other player transactions that occur once the season starts.” While only three players earned $5M or more last season, another 37 "made $250,000 or more in ‘average guaranteed compensation.’" That number includes “a player's base salary and all signing and guaranteed bonuses, which are annualized over the term of a contract, including option years” (MONTREAL GAZETTE, 4/13).