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#1347821 2019 Player Salaries

Posted by Arsenal14 on 13 June 2019 - 11:37 AM

Zlatan makes $7.2 million this year or, in other words, 87% of our total payroll. 

Gio dos Santos makes 78% of our total payroll to not play.

What a flop he was.

#1347800 2019 Player Salaries

Posted by Arsenal14 on 12 June 2019 - 05:42 PM

I would love to see a yearly salary breakdown of a guy like Dax, Chris Wondolowski or Kyle Beckerman, someone who has been in the league for years and through the various stages of MLS salary growth

MLSPU has the data going back to 2007.

2007: 30,000
2008: 33,000
2009: 34,650
2010: 48,000
2011: 175,000
2012: 300,000
2013: 600,000
2014: 650,000
2015: 675,000
2016: 700,000
2017: 800,000
2018: 800,000
2019: 800,000

Someone else can do that for other players, because that was a lot of work on a phone.  Pretty crazy rise though.

#1347793 2019 Player Salaries

Posted by Arsenal14 on 12 June 2019 - 04:18 PM


This forum apparently doesn't support the Euro symbol, but you can still jam a £ in as one of the e's.

#1347785 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 12 June 2019 - 03:05 PM

Im absolutely certain he would be a defensive upgrade over Murillo.

Murillo is literally good to give up 2-3 big chances per game. Its infuriating.

Exaggeration doesn't do a good job of demonstrating your point.

#1347779 2019 Player Salaries

Posted by Arsenal14 on 12 June 2019 - 01:16 PM

Remember the days when you would have maybe a couple guys in the 250 -350 range, plus a DP or two, and the rest of the regular starters were barely over $100k?   I remember thinking when Dax got like $350, "good for him, finely getting paid real money."

And now, we have 5 players making more than the max budget charge of $530,000.

That's tied for third-fewest in the league.

The salary growth in the last few years has been terrific.

#1347684 2019 USOC

Posted by Arsenal14 on 11 June 2019 - 09:12 PM

Lade genuinely shouldn't see the field again unless every other player is hospitalized.  That's 3 points lost and a knockout loss in the span of 4 days that fall directly on him.  Completely inexcusable.

#1346586 Metro - Cincinnati Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 23 May 2019 - 06:14 PM

I hope never to see 3 CB formation. 4-2-3-1 has worked much better for us. With 5 defenders we just look inept in midfield, barely creating any scoring chances.

We scored 3 against LA, the first two of which came while using a back 5.

I think the issue is more the 4-man midfield with 1 forward.  I prefer a two forward set with a back 5 - it allows for a little more positional fluidity.  And that is not a setup that this team is built for at all.

#1346249 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 19 May 2019 - 06:19 PM

Killer end to that game.  Hope Kemar doesn't see any discipline for putting hands on Villalba's face, but I love the fire regardless.

#1346239 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 19 May 2019 - 05:30 PM

If Martinez stopped playing and fell down when he was impeded by Parker instead of getting that shot off while falling, we'd be calling him a diver and a cheat

Right call for a foul by the last man, credit to both Martinez and the ref for playing and calling it correctly.

Direct your ire at Taxi and Parker, both of whom misplayed the ball in the build-up. Schoolboy defending.

Right, but the red card is given for DENIAL of a goalscoring opportunity.  That's the literal language.  If the chance isn't denied, then how is it a red card? It's not "impediment of an obvious goalscoring opportunity."

#1346195 2019 USOC

Posted by Arsenal14 on 17 May 2019 - 10:41 PM

Besides a Round of 64?

Staggered entry, giant R64/128, whatever.  Anything to avoid MLS v. MLS play-in matches.  Those suck.

#1346138 2019 USOC

Posted by Arsenal14 on 16 May 2019 - 02:37 PM

With 21 US clubs at this point, there should be a play-in round of 10 MLS clubs, to generate 16 MLS vs. 16 lower level clubs.

They already did MLS qualification rounds in years past, and it sucked shit.  

The fun of a cup is to play teams in other leagues, and eliminating teams through intra-league matches totally douses that fun.

Enter with all of USLC or otherwise get the field to 41 before throwing MLS (23 US teams next year, allegedly) into a Round of 64.  Interleague matches are the spice of this tournament; make sure there are a ton of them.

And while we're busy reforming this thing, give lower division teams right of first refusal to host against MLS teams.

#1345974 Metro - Dallas Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 11 May 2019 - 02:54 PM

If we hold on, this might be the funniest result I've ever seen us get.

Chris Armas, squad rotation genius.

#1345947 Metro - Dallas Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 11 May 2019 - 01:56 PM

Yet another goal where Murillo is just standing around. Dude should never see the field again for this team.

What's he supposed to do, plow through Ferreira and concede a penalty? That's on Nealis.

#1345883 Metro - Dallas Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 10 May 2019 - 01:32 PM

I don't think it's tone deaf. Jesse March and Tyler Adams were always leaving the club. If RB Leipzig didn't exist, they would have just left for some other random European team. The fact that they are still associated with the team is pretty cool IMO.

Adams would have.  A whole lot less certain about Marsch.  The list of American-developed managers who have gone abroad* is what, three guys long now?  Bradley, Berhalter, Marsch?

* - guys like Wagner, Caulfield were raised in Europe, so they don't count for this

#1345845 Metro - Dallas Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 09 May 2019 - 05:50 PM

Generic Forward? Whose that? Sounds Finnish....

Gènèriç Förward is actually a Franco-German guy.  Unheralded.  6'2"ish and unskilled, but can get to the right place when asked.