Spens1 wrote: LittleOzzy wrote:
But it isn't the highest though, didn't Keane get paid about 6 mill, and isn't Kaka and the city trio on more.
4.5 mill doesn't seem like that bad of a deal.
It's not bad at all. Though I don't think he'll have the same impact as the other players above.
I'm actually happy when teams spend in MLS. The cap needs to go up so the league can keep improving.
but doesn't the designated player allowance help with that (not exactly sure how that works though but from what i understand, each team gets 3 and it depends on age also).
Also is their a certain amount of domestic players that you need to have? That could mean overpaid local players which is not a good thing if they aren't worth that kind of money.
Each team gets three designated players that don't count against the salary cap. And yes they have a separate rule for younger DP's though I don't really fully understand all the stipulations. MLS often has a hard time explaining their own rules, haha.
Here are some major points of the MLS rules and regulations for the 2017 season.
A team's roster can be made up of up to 28 players . They are eligible to be selected to the 18-player team for each game.
The salary cap will be $3.845 million per team, not counting the extra salary of designated players. Players in the first 20 roster spots will count against the cap.
The maximum salary for any one player is $480,625.
A designated player counts $480,625 against a team's cap. However, if a player joins his team in the middle of the season, the charge against the budget will be $240,312.
Players who are in the roster spots from 21-28 will not count against a team's cap. They will be known as off-budget players. Those in roster spots from 21–24 must be a senior minimum salary player (at least $65,000 salary - up from $62,500 in 2016) or Generation adidas player, and those in slots 25–28 must be a reserve minimum salary player (at least $53,000 - up from $51,500 in 2016). Additionally, those who earn the lowest possible league salary must be 24 or younger during the 2017 calendar year.
Since the 2012 season, the cap number for international designated players has depended on the players' ages. Since the 2013 season, players 20 or younger have counted $150,000 against the cap and those age 21 to 23 have counted $200,000, with older players remaining at the standard cap number ($368,750 for 2013, $387,500 for 2014, $436,250 for 2015, $457,500 for 2016, and $480,625 for 2017). For the purpose of determining a cap number, the player's age is determined solely by his year of birth.