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September salary release shows minor changes for Sounders

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The Fall release of MLS Player salaries shows that Apam is making only $60,000 and Long is at the developmental minimum of $36,504.

60,000 dollars gets you an oft-injured Ligue 1 player.
60,000 dollars gets you an oft-injured Ligue 1 player.
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The September salary release by the MLS Players Union is rarely news, it's more like an addendum. A few players are added to teams, most taken away. Big budget players are generally already known, and in this case they make sense (except for David Villa's $60,000). Seattle Sounders FC made two midseason additions and lost three players since the April release.

Recent signing Onyekachi Apam signed for only $60,000 and Aaron Long is making the developmental minimum of $36,504. Long is one of only three players making that amount, and one is on loan to the Cosmos.

Seattle's losses since the last update are Shalrie Joseph, David Estrada and Fabio Pereira. This means their total guaranteed spend went down between the two releases.

As always these are a rough guide that may, or may not, include Allocation Money. It is a handy reminder of how close to "not a Designated Player" Osvaldo Alonso is.

Status Last Name First Name Pos April Release September Release
DP Dempsey Clint F $6,695,189.00 $6,695,188.75
DP Martins Obafemi F $1,753,333.33 $1,753,333.33
DP Alonso Osvaldo M $400,000.00 $400,000.00
Evans Brad M $293,666.25 $293,666.25
Marshall Chad D $286,666.67 $286,666.67
Cooper Kenny F $265,625.00 $265,625.00
Anibaba Jalil D $159,620.00 $159,620.00
Gonzalez Leo D $150,000.00 $150,000.00
Frei Stefan K $150,000.00 $150,000.00
Traore Djimi D $132,000.00 $132,000.00
Neagle Lamar M $110,000.00 $110,000.00
HGP Yedlin DeAndre D $92,000.00 $92,000.00
Barrett Chad F $85,000.00 $85,000.00
Pineda Gonzalo M $80,000.00 $80,000.00
Pappa Marco M $75,000.00 $75,000.00
HGP Bowen Tristan F $70,000.00 $70,000.00
GA Lowe Damion D $68,500.00 $68,500.00
Hahnemann Marcus K $65,000.00 $65,000.00
Apam Onyekachi D $60,000.00
Parsemain Kevin F $54,486.81 $54,486.81
Scott Zach D $52,500.00 $52,500.00
Azira Michael M $51,147.54 $51,147.54
Ford Josh K $50,239.94 $50,239.94
Weaver Cam F $49,004.00 $49,004.00
Rose Andy M $48,825.00 $48,825.00
HGP Okoli Sean F $48,750.00 $48,750.00
HGP Kovar Aaron M $48,700.00 $48,700.00
On Loan Cosmos Ockford Jimmy D $36,504.00 $36,504.00
Long Aaron M $36,504.00
Remick Dylan D $36,500.00 $36,500.00
Not on team Joseph Shalrie M $294,000.00
Not on team Estrada David F $48,825.00
Not on team Pereira Fabio M $36,504.00
TOTAL $11,787,586.54 $11,504,761.29
Chivas USA"]">GA/On Loan Chivas USA Zavaleta Eriq F-D $105,600.00 $105,600.00