The MLS Million Dollar Challenge: What Was Learned, Revolution Comparison

Digging into MLS salary numbers is a bit like knowing I’ll get a hangover, but opening that next bottle of wine anyway.  The problem is, understanding the salary cap and restrictions are core to understanding the league.

The hardest part of finishing up this series of around building an MLS roster for $1 million in total compensation is that there are so many interesting ideas to follow up with that it’s hard to keep focused on a few key points.

But let’s give it a try…

First, I wanted to point out that my use of total compensation rather than base salary information exaggerated the challenge, since base salaries are more relevant for the MLS salary cap, which is currently around $2.5 million for a full roster.

However, at worst, it made the challenge more difficult.  When using the more salary cap-relevant base salary information, the team I picked would have cost $844,960 in base 2010 salary.  Thi...

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