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Chivas USA's updated 2014 salary figures are released

Maybe history will care, but whatever.

NRC: Getting top dollar for the moment.
NRC: Getting top dollar for the moment.
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The MLS Players' Union released the latest version of the player salary figures on Monday. Normally, the update to the annual salary drop isn't quite as big as the day when the figures are first released, but they still provide a useful way to get a sense of how teams spend.

It's worth repeating, if you're new to this or have forgotten, that these figures do not represent the salary cap figures the league uses. Those figures are never publicly released. This just gives us a fuzzy sense of the money being spent by clubs and the league.

Here are Chivas USA's numbers:

Name Base Salary Guaranteed Compensation
Eric Avila $115,000 $135,000
Leandro Barrera $50,000 $50,000
Carlos Bocanegra $300,000 $333,333.33
Luis Bolanos $48,504 $48,504
Felix Borja $48,504 $48,504
Bobby Burling $115,000 $122,500
Caleb Calvert $55,000 $62,500
Marvin Chavez $200,000 $200,000
Jose Correa $70,000 $70,000
Marky Delgado $75,000 $77,500
Matthew Dunn $48,500.04 $48,500.04
Ryan Finley $51,150 $78,650
Jhon Kennedy Hurtado $210,000 $210,000
Andrew Jean-Baptiste $80,000 $95,000
Akira Kaji $48,504 $48,504
Dan Kennedy $211,750 $213,416.67
Tony Lochhead $125,000 $125,000
Thomas McNamara $48,500 $60,000
Oswaldo Minda $150,000 $168,750
Michael Nwiloh $36,504 $36,504
Agustin Pelletieri $90,000 $90,000
Nigel Reo-Coker $400,000 $446,500
Martin Rivero $50,004 $50,004
Trevor Spangenberg $36,504 $36,504
Nathan Sturgis $114,000 $120,333.33
Donny Toia $36,500 $36,500
Erick Torres $152,004 $152,004
Kris Tyrpak $36,504 $36,504
Eriq Zavaleta $75,000 $105,600

These figures add up to $3,077,432.04 in base salary and $3,306,115.37 in guaranteed compensation for the team. By comparison, the equivalent figures when the first release came for 2014 in April were $2,933,741.04 and $3,131,174.37, respectively.

The team's highest-paid player is now Nigel Reo-Coker, whose base salary is an even $50,000 less than the player who was traded away for him, Mauro Rosales.

Also of note: Only 19 of these 29 players were on the roster/listed in the salary figures back in April. Holy crap, there is a lot of roster churn with this club.

And of course, a lot of this is not really that relevant, or at least not relevant to anybody except maybe these players' next teams, with the latest report of the imminent demise of Chivas USA on Monday.

Happy salary figures day! *Blows saddest party favor*

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