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San Jose Earthquakes Player Salaries as of April 2014

Twice a year, the Major League Soccer Players Union releases the salaries of all MLS players. Details of the contracts, all administrated by the league, are not disclosed by MLS itself, so these salaries are not confirmed.

Economical, but effective.
Economical, but effective.
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Each spring and fall, the Major League Soccer Players Union releases a list of all the annual salaries its players earn. A direct attempt to give transparency to an otherwise secretive salary system -- all player contracts are owned and administrated by MLS, and the league does not publicly disclose contract details -- the numbers below are only to be used as a guide as to how the San Jose Earthquakes are spending their salary budget.

Topping the list is Designated Player Chris Wondolowski, who is slated to earn $650,000 in guaranteed compensation in 2014. Fellow U.S. men's national team member Clarence Goodson is not far behind and will earn $342,000, just shy of Designated Player status. On loan from Benfica forward Yannick Djalo is set to receive $300,000 from MLS in guaranteed compensation.

2014 MLS Player Salaries (as of April 1): San Jose Earthquakes

In alphabetical order:

Player Base Salary        
Guaranteed Compensation
Brandon Barklage $65,000.00 $68,415.21
Victor Bernardez $100,008.00 $141,608.00
David Bingham $85,910.00 $130,285.00
Jon Busch $173,250.00 $184,583.33
Cordell Cato $50,400.00 $50,400.00
Sam Cronin $185,000.00 $187,500.00
Yannick Djalo $200,000.00 $300,000.00
Shaun Francis $55,000.00 $57,889.79
Michael Fucito $57,750.00 $60,639.79
Sam Garza $48,500.00 $48,500.00
Clarence Goodson $315,000.00 $342,000.00
Alan Gordon $185,000.00 $206,666.67
Andreas Gorlitz $90,000.00 $99,737.19
Ty Harden $68,250.00 $71,665.21
Atiba Harris $181,500.00 $189,775.00
Jason Hernandez $210,000.00 $213,333.33
Adam Jahn $48,500.00 $48,500.00
Billy Knutsen $36,504.00 $36,504.00
JJ Koval $48,500.00 $48,500.00
Steven Lenhart $250,000.00 $257,500.00
Bryan Meredith $36,500.00 $36,500.00
Tommy Muller $48,500.00 $48,500.00
Ryan Neil $36,500.00 $36,500.00
Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi $240,000.00 $240,000.00
Shea Salinas $130,000.00 $133,333.33
Billy Schuler $48,500.00 $48,500.00
Joseph Sofia $36,504.00 $36,504.00
Khari Stephenson $65,004.00 $68,336.02
Jordan Stewart $140,000.00 $140,000.00
Tommy Thompson $140,000.00 $145,000.00
Chris Wondolowski $600,000.00 $650,000.00
Salary Total $3,975,580.00 $4,327,175.87

Top Twenty salaries in order of Guaranteed Compensation:

Player Base Salary
Guaranteed Compensation
Chris Wondolowski $600,000.00 $650,000.00
Clarence Goodson $315,000.00 $342,000.00
Yannick Djalo $200,000.00 $300,000.00
Steven Lenhart $250,000.00 $257,500.00
Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi $240,000.00 $240,000.00
Jason Hernandez $210,000.00 $213,333.33
Alan Gordon $185,000.00 $206,666.67
Atiba Harris $181,500.00 $189,775.00
Sam Cronin $185,000.00 $187,500.00
Jon Busch $173,250.00 $184,583.33
Tommy Thompson $140,000.00 $145,000.00
Victor Bernardez $100,008.00 $141,608.00
Jordan Stewart $140,000.00 $140,000.00
Shea Salinas $130,000.00 $133,333.33
David Bingham $85,910.00 $130,285.00
Andreas Gorlitz $90,000.00 $99,737.19
Ty Harden $68,250.00 $71,665.21
Brandon Barklage $65,000.00 $68,415.21
Khari Stephenson $65,004.00 $68,336.02
Michael Fucito $57,750.00 $60,639.79
Salary Total $3,481,672.00 $3,830,378.08