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LA Galaxy 2017 salaries released

Joáo Pedro makes less than you’d think

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Los Angeles Galaxy Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

It’s that time of the year again: The annual information dump of league salaries was released today by the MLS Players Union. As of April 15th, these are the current salary figures for the 2017 LA Galaxy roster.

LA Galaxy 2017 salaries

Name Base salary Guaranteed salary
Name Base salary Guaranteed salary
Romain Alessandrini $1,669,400.64 $1,999,400.64
Hugo Arellano $65,000.00 $72,375.00
Emmanuel Boateng $115,000.00 $115,000.00
Ashley Cole $350,000.00 $377,625.00
Bradley Diallo $65,004.00 $65,004.00
Clement Diop $65,625.00 $65,625.00
Rafael Garcia $82,500.00 $82,500.00
Baggio Husidic $175,000.00 $175,000.00
Bradford Jamieson $66,150.00 $66,150.00
Jermaine Jones $600,000.00 $722,500.20
Ariel Lassiter $54,075.00 $54,075.00
Sebastian Lletget $230,000.00 $242,666.67
Jack McBean $65,625.00 $65,625.00
Jack McInerney* $325,000.00 $325,000.00
Raul Mendiola $65,625.00 $65,625.00
Joao Pedro $120,000.00 $141,000.00
Robbie Rogers $225,000.00 $233,500.00
David Romney $66,150.00 $66,150.00
Brian Rowe $120,000.00 $120,000.00
Nathan Smith $53,004.00 $53,004.00
Daniel Steres $105,000.00 $112,062.60
Jelle Van Damme $600,000.00 $600,000.00
Jaime Villareal $53,004.00 $53,004.00
Jose Villareal $105,000.00 $105,000.00
Gyasi Zardes $577,500.00 $577,500.00

Giovani dos Santos’ base contract is $3,750,000, with $5,500,000 in guaranteed salary.

A few things to consider:

-Jermaine Jones is making $600,000, which is interestingly enough the same amount the U.S. international made last year for the Colorado Rapids.

-Joáo Pedro’s salary is only $120,000 against the cap, meaning a significant chunk of his TAM contract represents the transfer fee the Galaxy paid.

-If you saw Jack McInerney’s salary figure and had a mild heart attack, not to fear. LA are only on the hook for the MLS minimum.

-The league is still working with the Galaxy to place Robbie Rogers on the season-ending injury list, which could free up $225,000 of cap space.

-Emmanuel Boateng is still underpaid.

What do you think of this year’s salaries?