Rapids, MLS salary figures released for 2014

This week, the Major League Soccer Players Union released the salary figures for all its players. Here are some of the notable numbers from both the MLS and Colorado Rapids:

-Only 11 MLS players reached seven-figure salaries in 2014. The highest paid player is Seattle Sounders forward (and United States captain) Clint Dempsey, earning a cool $6.7 million in guaranteed money. Fellow USMNT (and Toronto FC) midfielder Michael Bradley is right behind him, pulling in $6.5 million with his new contract.

- For the Rapids, forward Edson Buddle tops the list for Colorado. Buddle will be guaranteed $325,000 dollars, with forward Vincente Sanchez a distant second-place with $286,666.67 in guaranteed money. Defender Marvell Wynne rounds out the top-three spots, making only $1,000 less than Sanchez (285,000).

-Of all the players on the Rapids roster, 11 players are set to make $100,000 or more this season.

The full list of players and their corresponding salaries are below. As for Colorado, they will face Toronto FC on Saturday at 2:00pm MT.

COLORADO RAPIDS (2014 Guaranteed Compensation per MLSPU):

John Berner (GK) - $36,500

Deshorn Brown (F) - $123,000

Edson Buddle (F) - $325,000

Marc Burch (D) - $85,000

Marvin Chavez (M) - $200,000

Charles Eloundou (F) - $53,825

Brenton Griffths (D) - $36,500

Marlon Hairston (M) - $93,000

Kamani Hill (M) - $48,825

Clint Irwin (GK) - $87,000

Chris Klute (D) - $80,144

Jose Mari (M) - $261,000

Drew Moor (D) - $247,000

Brian Mullan (M) - $48,500

Danny Mwanga (F) - $171,250

Joe Nasco (GK) - $52,693

Shane O'Neill (M) - $67,750

Thomas Piermayr (D) - $74,429

Dillon Powers (M) - $127,650

Vincente Sanchez (F) - $286,667

Dillon Serna (M) - $65,500

Nathan Sturgis (M) - $120,333

Gabriel Torres (F) - $262,500

Grant Van de Casteele (D) - $60,000

Jared Watts (M) - $36,500

Marvell Wynne (D) - $285,000


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