Interactive Infographic Showing MLS Salary Breakdown By Team And Player Is Beautiful

Big ups to Steve Fenn (@StatHunting) for breaking down MLS wages by team and player in a brilliantly interactive infographic. You can get lost in this masterpiece for hours.

Some great takeaways are that Michael Bradley makes more than the entire wage bill of four different clubs. Minnesota United calamity Vadim Demidov takes 10.4% of MNUFC’s total wages, earning $555,008. The player that’s taken his spot and played infinitely better, Brent Kallman, makes $68,296.

FC Dallas are balling on a budget of $6.8 million, and Kellyn Acosta only makes $280,000, so Michael Bradley is paid 23x more than him. The Houston Dynamo don’t give a f***, but they’ve started pretty well (4-1-2).

Orlando City are half Kaka, and the same can almost be said of Giovani Dos Santos in Los Angeles and Bastian Schweinsteiger in Chicago. DC United’s highest paid player is Luciano Acosta on $602,000. The minimum salary for rookies in the NFL is $465,000. There's a lot of room for growth here.

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