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How much money every Montreal Impact player will make in 2018

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Rob Williams May 10, 2018 3:07 pm 117

Debuting in 1996 with just 10 teams, MLS is a relatively young professional league. Having grown to 23 teams since then, it has become increasingly relevant in the consciousness of the North American sports fan.

And the money has grown with it.

MLS welcomed two new franchises to the league last season, and added another expansion team this year. Teams averaged 22,106 fans per game last season, setting a new league record.

With increased revenue comes increased costs, as teams try to assemble the best rosters possible to compete for the MLS Cup.

On Thursday, the MLSPA released the salaries of every player in the league. A pair of Toronto FC stars lead the way, as Sebastian Giovinco will make more than $7 million this season, while teammate Michael Bradley will take home $6.5 million.

Montreal has the seventh-highest payroll in MLS, but spend less than half of what Toronto FC dishes out.

Team Base salary Guaranteed compensation
1. Toronto FC $23,480,305 $26,167,499
2. Los Angeles Galaxy $14,799,180 $17,502,008
3. New York City FC $13,249,558 $14,147,633
4. Chicago Fire $13,165,346 $13,824,204
5. Los Angeles FC $11,254,869 $13,432,053
6. Portland Timbers $11,209,418 $12,516,335
7. Montreal Impact $7,230,911 $11,888,541
8. Seattle Sounders $9,767,458 $11,376,125
9. Atlanta United $10,369,120 $11,306,330
10. Colorado Rapids $9,981,477 $11,001,331
11. FC Dallas $8,239,754 $9,333,819
12. Sporting Kansas City $8,825,490 $9,176,166
13. Orlando City $8,230,668 $8,981,658
14. Real Salt Lake $8,228,528 $8,975,666
15. Philadelphia Union $8,492,604 $8,915,988
16. Vancouver Whitecaps $7,531,016 $8,233,012
17. Minnesota United $7,561,894 $8,152,683
18. San Jose Earthquakes $7,116,235 $7,787,253
19. New York Red Bulls $7,079,490 $7,689,314
20. Columbus Crew $6,632,083 $6,971,083
21. New England Revolution $6,139,674 $6,818,556
22. D.C. United $6,325,797 $6,744,420
23. Houston Dynamo $5,267,338 $5,673,472

Montreal’s highest-paid player is Ignacio Piatti, and by a fair margin. Topping $4 million, he’s not only the team’s only millionaire, he makes more than five times as much money as any other player on the team.

Here’s how much every Impact player will make in 2018, sorted by total compensation:

Name Position Base Salary
Total Compensation
Ignacio Piatti M $500,000 $4,713,333
Alejandro Silva M $800,040 $800,040
Saphir Taider M $800,000 $800,000
Matteo Mancosu F $700,000 $719,542
Rod Fanni D $690,000 $710,000
Rudy Camacho D $650,000 $699,153
Zakaria Diallo D $299,250 $343,250
Dom Oduro F $330,000 $330,000
Marco Donadel M $120,000 $305,328
Victor Cabrera D $270,000 $270,000
Jukka Raitala D $205,004 $241,671
Jeisson Vargas M $200,000 $200,000
Michael Petrasso D-M $155,004 $168,129
Evan Bush GK $157,925 $157,925
Anthony Jackson-Hamel F $140,000 $155,000
Chris Duvall D $150,000 $150,000
Samuel Piette M $120,000 $129,234
Shamit Shome M $100,000 $128,500
Clement Diop GK $90,000 $97,290
Daniel Lovitz M $86,625 $86,625
Maxime Crepeau GK $80,000 $84,083
Nick DePuy F $68,254 $75,754
Michael Salazar F $67,500 $67,500
David Choiniere M $67,500 $67,500
Thomas Meilleur-Giguere D $54,500 $57,625
Louis Beland-Goyette M $54,500 $55,750
Kyle Fisher D $55,654 $55,654
Raheem Edwards F $55,654 $55,654
James Pantemis GK $54,500 $55,000
Ken Krolicki M $54,500 $54,500
Jason Beaulieu GK $54,500 $54,500

Note: “Total compensation” refers to the player’s base salary plus all signing and guaranteed bonuses annualized over the term of the player’s contract, including option years.

Below is the list of 46 players in MLS making at least $1 million in total compensation:

Name Team Position Base Salary Total Compensation
Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC F $5,600,000 $7,115,556
Michael Bradley Toronto FC M $6,000,000 $6,500,000
Carlos Vela LAFC F $4,500,000 $6,292,500
Bastian Schweinsteiger Chicago Fire M $6,100,000 $6,100,000
Giovani dos Santos LA Galaxy F $4,250,000 $6,000,000
David Villa New York City FC F $5,610,000 $5,610,000
Jozy Altidore Toronto FC F $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Ignacio Piatti Montreal Impact M $500,000 $4,713,333
Tim Howard Colorado Rapids GK $2,000,000 $2,475,000
Diego Valeri Portland Timbers M $2,320,000 $2,380,000
Nicolas Lodeiro Seattle Sounders FC M $1,800,000 $2,302,500
Miguel Almiron Atlanta United M $1,912,500 $2,297,000
Yura Movsisyan Major League Soccer L.L.C F $1,850,000 $2,073,750
Maxi Moralez New York City FC M $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Jonathan dos Santos LA Galaxy M $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Fanendo Adi Portland Timbers F $1,275,000 $1,933,333
Nemanja Nikolic Chicago Fire F $1,700,000 $1,906,333
Romain Alessandrini LA Galaxy M $1,539,996 $1,869,996
Borek Dockal Philadelphia Union M $1,714,286 $1,714,286
Shkelzen Gashi Colorado Rapids F $1,575,000 $1,668,750
Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders FC F $1,100,000 $1,650,000
Darwin Quintero Minnesota United F $1,650,000 $1,650,000
Felipe Gutierrez Sporting Kansas City M $1,600,000 $1,650,000
Bradley Wright-Phillips New York Red Bulls F $1,500,000 $1,635,000
Victor Vazquez Toronto FC M $1,365,000 $1,500,000
Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA Galaxy F $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Valeri “Vako” Qazaishvili San Jose Earthquakes M $1,325,004 $1,454,042
Ezequiel Barco Atlanta United M $1,425,000 $1,425,000
Josef Martinez Atlanta United F $1,270,008 $1,387,318
Dom Dwyer Orlando City SC F $1,200,000 $1,383,333
Sebastian Blanco Portland Timbers M $1,300,008 $1,375,008
Ager Aketxe Barrutia Toronto FC M $1,190,000 $1,295,000
Aleksandar Katai Chicago Fire M $1,140,000 $1,276,333
Alejandro Bedoya Philadelphia Union M $1,200,000 $1,266,250
David Accam Philadelphia Union F-M $1,250,000 $1,250,000
Alfredo Ortuno Real Salt Lake F $990,000 $1,162,500
Osvaldo Alonso Seattle Sounders FC M $1,100,000 $1,141,667
Sacha Kljestan Orlando City SC M $1,025,000 $1,100,000
Federico Higuain Columbus Crew M $1,100,000 $1,100,000
Victor Rodriguez Seattle Sounders FC M $1,000,000 $1,087,500
Diego Rossi LAFC F $1,000,000 $1,052,000
Lucas Melano Portland Timbers F $830,000 $1,050,000
Damir Kreilach Real Salt Lake M $900,000 $1,013,333
Krisztian Nemeth New England Revolution F $900,000 $1,007,667
Jorgen Skjelvik LA Galaxy D $900,000 $1,000,000
Kei Kamara Vancouver Whitecaps F $1,000,000 $1,000,000
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Rob Williams
Man of the people, voice of the fans. Daily Hive Sports Editor.

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