You might not have caught it before but Danny Mwanga is now the Timbers' second highest paid player. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Not much new to talk about here from our perspective, but the MLS Players Union has released an updated mid-season salary list for all MLS teams, including our own Portland Timbers. While the Timbers haven't been terribly active this mid-season with regards to bringing in new players, specifically new players from outside the league, the two new players, Danny Mwanga and Kosuke Kimura, you probably didn't catch last time salaries released are now there.
There salaries are (name - base salary - guaranteed compensation):
- Danny Mwanga - $250,000 - $356,200
- Kosuke Kimura - $71,446 - $71,446
Still not entirely sure how the Portland Timbers gained cap space with the Mwanga move, but I'm sure it has something to do with a deal worked out behind the scenes.
In other, non-Portlandy news, Dallas' new Designated Player, Julian de Guzman from Toronto FC is still making an almost staggering $2 million. There was some speculation about whether the trade would include a downgrade in pay or not considering Dallas is often a thrifty team. Perhaps any such changes will come in the off season.
There's also no salary information for Tim Cahill and Christian Tiffert, the new designated players signed by the New York Red Bulls and Seattle Sounders respectively. Kind of a bummer, but both have just very recently joined the league so I suppose it shouldn't be expected.
Is there any new information that you guys can glean from the updated salaries?