Imagine if the salaries in NWSL were as big as they are in MLS

Discussion in 'NWSL' started by WPS_Movement, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. WPS_Movement

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    Last I heard, the average player in MLS earned $160,000 per year.

    Let's say the salary cap was $3 million in NWSL per each team (without subsidized efforts by U.S. Soccer).
    That's about $150,000 per player on average ($3 million / 20 players = $150,000).


    Now, here's the Exercise:
    Pick a team (it can be your favorite team, or just any team), and post what you think their salaries would be, if they had a $3 million salary cap.

    I'll pick FCKC, just because they have a stacked roster.


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    FCKC Payroll (Revealed Player Salaries, within a $3 million salary cap)
    Lauren Holiday: $400,000 (The Franchise player, and returning League MVP)
    Becky Sauerbrunn: $300,000 (Iron Woman is paid well for her hard work and consistent production)
    Erika Tymrak: $275,000 (renegotiated salary after winning rookie of the year)
    Nicole Barnhart: $250,000
    Amy Rodriguez: $200,000
    Leigh Ann Robinson: $200,000
    Kassey Kallman: $150,000 (large salary for rookie season)
    Jen Buczkowski: $150,000
    Sarah Hagen: $125,000 (partial season)
    Melissa Henderson: $125,000
    Merritt Mathias: $100,000
    Nikki Krzysik: $100,000 (contract year. if she proves she's her former self, she'll get to renegotiate)
    Casey Loyd: $100,000 (her brand name and raw talent gets her the six figure deal)
    Morgan Marlborough: $100,000
    Mandy Laddish: $75,000
    Frances Silva: $75,000
    Jenna Richmond: $75,000
    Maegan Kelly: $50,000 (league minimum)
    Cecilia Santiago: $50,000 (league minimum)
    Katie Kelly: $50,000 (league minimum)
    Liz Bogus: $50,000 (league minimum) (would possibly be released to make room for Hagen)
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  2. newsouth

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    Too much stuff to write, so I'll keep it short.

    Sinclair would be the 2nd highest paid player with Morgan 3rd, so they would be busting Portland's cap.

    Pappa Sahlen would be getting Daughter Sahlen a gift in the form of Marta.

    There would have been a bidding war for Press.

    Ohai would have signed a long-term multi-year deal with Houston.

    Dunn signs the most lucrative rookie contract ever.
  3. WPS_Movement

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    You inspire me newsouth.

    Top 10 Paid Player Salaries (if NWSL were as big as MLS in # of teams, and player salaries)
    1.) Marta would make the most, but would wait for an expansion team such as L.A. to pay her (7 figures)
    2.) Wambach would make the 2nd most (WNY would pay her that high, and she still brings in crowds)
    3.) Alex Morgan is 3rd, and is behind Abby, because Abby's remaining days in the league are more scarce
    4.) Christine Sinclair (I could see Toronto outbidding Portland and Vancouver for her. Toronto is wealthy)
    5.) Christen Press
    6.) Sydney Leroux
    7.) Hope Solo (the players above would get more in salary, as their positions are more "Gold" in this league)
    8.) Lauren Holiday (returning MVP, it would earn her some top dollars)
    9.) Ali Krieger (would probably be the highest paid defender in the league, just because she's a complete player)
    10.) Lisa De Vanna (top level internationals, especially goal scorers, & are here for a full season = gettin' paid)

    *Soon, Crystal Dunn would probably join the Top 10, at least Top 15, in salary
  4. kenntomasch

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    Seriously....how many cats?


  5. Cliveworshipper

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    The first thing that flashed through my brain is if I should put out a contract on NewSouth....
  6. WPS_Movement

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    newsouth is primed to become Marta's new agent, and then Ally Courtnall's as well.
    he is already Missy Geha's agent, but 4% of her salary is only enough to get one hot dog and half-a-beer.
  7. newsouth

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    You forgot Kate Deines and Zoe Jeffers (4% of her w-league salary is a breeze.). I'm building a squad over here.
  8. WPS_Movement

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    She's got the Fur to pay the Murr

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