Nashville SC player salaries revealed in MLSPA salary guide

The Major League Soccer Players Association (MLSPA) released the 2022 Salary Guide today. The guide is published annually (with the exception of the 2020 season) in an effort to provide transparency into player compensation. It also serves as an incredibly useful tool to assess how clubs build their rosters in MLS.

We’ll have much more on analysis of Nashville SC’s squad and the rest of the league shortly.

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PlayerPositionBase SalaryGuaranteed Compensation
Hany MukhtarM$1,637,500.00$1,637,500.00
Aké LobaF$1,250,000.00$1,491,475.00
Walker ZimmermanD$1,100,000.00$1,156,050.00
Randall LealF-M$850,000.00$965,000.00
Aníbal GodoyM$800,000.00$871,250.00
Sean DavisM$637,500.00$637,500.00
CJ SapongF$550,000.00$550,000.00
Dax McCartyM$475,000.00$517,500.00
Daniel LovitzD$498,750.00$498,750.00
Dave RomneyD$475,000.00$475,000.00
Teal BunburyM-F$400,000.00$416,667.00
Rodrigo PineiroF$275,000.00$372,500.00
Alex MuylM$325,000.00$331,562.00
Joe WillisGK$300,000.00$316,250.00
Tah Brian AnungaM$156,000.00$176,000.00
Eric MillerD$168,000.00$168,000.00
Jack MaherD$130,000.00$164,000.00
Handwalla BwanaF-M$140,000.00$140,000.00
Ethan ZubakF$116,000.00$130,000.00
Taylor WashingtonD-M$93,989.00$93,989.00
Elliot PaniccoGK$85,444.00$85,444.00
Robert CastellanosD$84,000.00$84,000.00
Luke HaakensonM$84,000.00$84,000.00
Bryan MeredithGK$84,000.00$84,000.00
Josh BauerD$66,724.00$66,724.00
Irakoze DonasiyanoM-D$66,724.00$66,724.00
Ahmed LongmireM-D$65,500.00$65,500.00
William MeyerGK$65,500.00$65,500.00

Nashville SC have the eighth-lowest salary budget in MLS according to the report, which is accurate as of April 15, before the club announced new DP deals for Hany Mukhtar and Walker Zimmerman. Without including transfer fees and other spending, it’s not a complete picture of Nashville’s budget, but a helpful tool.

TeamTotal guaranteed comp.
Atlanta United$20,999,272.00
LA Galaxy$20,128,040.00
Inter Miami$18,882,628.00
New England Revolution$18,141,886.00
Chicago Fire$17,645,464.00
Seattle Sounders FC$16,983,746.00
New York City FC$15,543,315.00
Toronto FC$15,213,266.00
FC Dallas$15,031,092.00
Columbus Crew$14,978,609.00
FC Cincinnati$13,789,271.00
Austin FC$13,754,134.00
Sporting Kansas City$13,631,075.00
Minnesota United$13,240,283.00
DC United$12,483,317.00
Vancouver Whitecaps$11,946,300.00
Philadelphia Union$11,808,039.00
New York Red Bulls$11,726,779.00
Nashville SC$11,710,885.00
Houston Dynamo$11,548,601.00
San Jose Earthquakes$11,541,454.00
Orlando City SC$11,509,038.00
Colorado Rapids$11,390,900.00
Portland Timbers$11,311,305.00
Charlotte FC$10,708,858.00
Real Salt Lake$10,477,859.00
Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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