The Major League Soccer Players Union releases salaries of the league's players twice a year. Here's what Minnesota United FC's squad is making:
The total base salary roster equals nearly $5 million (including temporary backup goalkeeper Billy Heavner, who is no longer with the team). But that is fairly modest compared to some MLS clubs. For example, Orlando City's Kaka remains the highest-paid player in the league, making $6.66 million as his base salary and more than $7.1 million in guaranteed compensation (that just edges out Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco).
The highest-paid player for United is center-back Vadim Demidov at $550,008 ($5K more in guaranteed compensation). The captain has started and played just three of United's eight matches so far. The last time he played was a 5-2 loss at the New England Revolution on March 25. The next highest-paid are forward Christian Ramirez and winger Kevin Molino, both at $350,004 (though Molino's guaranteed compensation is $10,000 more at $402,504). Both are consistent starters and lead the team in points.
Also, former Loons' Mohammed Saeid and Josh Gatt are making $160,000 ($170,000 guaranteed compensation) and $175,008 ($193,508 guaranteed compensation), respectively.