From http://www.mlsplayers.org/salary_info.html: This means that this is the MLS-only contract info. Teams could actually be paying more for their players. They could be using allocation to buy down salaries against the cap. There could be other things that not many of us are aware of. Code: 2010 2010 Guaranteed Club Last Name First Pos Base Salary Compensation RSL Alexandre Jean M $ 40,000.00 $ 40,000.00 RSL Beckerman Kyle M $ 250,000.00 $ 250,000.00 RSL Beltran Anthony D $ 75,000.00 $ 110,500.00 RSL Borchers Nat D $ 140,000.00 $ 147,500.00 RSL Campos Pablo F $ 78,750.00 $ 83,596.72 [COLOR=DarkOliveGreen]RSL Espindola Fabian F $ 75,000.00 $ 75,000.00[/COLOR] RSL Findley Robert F $ 73,566.00 $ 87,316.00 [COLOR=Red]RSL Gil Luis M $ 85,500.00 $ 180,583.33[/COLOR] [COLOR=DarkOliveGreen]RSL Gonzalez Nelson M-F $ 40,008.00 $ 40,008.00[/COLOR] RSL Grabavoy Ned M $ 105,000.00 $ 105,000.00 [COLOR=Red]RSL Horst David D $ 40,000.00 $ 40,000.00[/COLOR] RSL McKenzie Rauwshan D $ 40,000.00 $ 40,000.00 [COLOR=Red]RSL Melia Tim GK $ 40,000.00 $ 40,000.00[/COLOR] [COLOR=DarkOliveGreen]RSL Morales Javier M $ 200,000.00 $ 252,500.00[/COLOR] [COLOR=Red]RSL Nimo Alex F-M $ 75,000.00 $ 108,000.00[/COLOR] RSL Olave Jamison D $ 225,000.00 $ 240,000.00 RSL Reynish Kyle GK $ 40,000.00 $ 40,000.00 RSL Rimando Nick GK $ 120,000.00 $ 131,000.00 RSL Russell Robbie D-M $ 114,000.00 $ 119,751.43 [COLOR=DarkOliveGreen]RSL Saborio Alvaro F $ 120,000.00 $ 128,125.00[/COLOR] RSL Schuler Chris D $ 40,000.00 $ 40,000.00 RSL Warner Collen MF $ 40,000.00 $ 43,750.00 RSL Williams Andy M $ 88,200.00 $ 88,200.00 RSL Wingert Chris D $ 125,000.00 $ 125,000.00 Totals $2,029,524.00 $2,039,747.15 [COLOR=Red]$ 240,500.00[/COLOR] [COLOR=Red]$ 368,583.33[/COLOR] [COLOR=Red](Do not apply)[/COLOR] Cap $2,550,000.00 Difference [SIZE=6][COLOR=Blue]+[/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=6][COLOR=Blue]$520,476[/COLOR][/SIZE] 20 of these count against the cap. Those in red don't. Green are the International slots. I think we are at 6 available slots. I'm sure I'm missing a couple, with Paulo, and possibly Alexandre and Campos. I can't remember their status right now. Alexandre most likely has a green card at least since he's from Haiti. Please contribute. I'm thinking Horst and Nimo in red because they are on loan, and Gil due to Generation Adidas. I chose Melia as the 4th, because any of those $40k salaries would be equal. I'm not exactly sure who it would be. Missing from this list would be Paulo Araujo. Horst and Nimo shouldn't count against the roster because they are on season-long loans. I guess Paulo's fee would be next to nothing seeing that he came so late to the team, and from a lower US league. The roughly $500,000 not accounted for....? Your guess is as good as mine. We have in the past been using just base salary to count against the cap. I don't know how the guaranteed salary counts, nor how player performance incentives count either. They probably don't. What's up with allocation? Who knows? As per the new CBA the cap goes up 5% each of the next 5 years, then that would make it about: 2010 $2.55mil 2011 $2.68mil ~$130k difference 2012 $2.81mil ~$130k difference 2013 $2.95mil ~$140k difference 2014 $3.10mil ~$150k difference I'm thinking that RSL will add another 6 players next year to hit the 30 required for the reserve league. None of those will count against the cap, and they will probably all be $40k contracts, except for 2-3 homegrown players who will get about $30k or so. None of this towards the cap, mind you.... Mods, please close capologist wetdream thread and link to here.