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MLS Salary Profiles: D.C. United

May 9, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT

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Thanks to @lekangaroux and @ryanrosenblatt.

  1. donjuego - May 10, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    How can DCU have only one DP, that being Rafael, and DeRo is making $600,000+?

    How?

    • unitedlee - May 10, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      Love this feature. Thanks for doing it NBCSports, @lekangaroux and @ryanrosenblatt!

      It is a little crazy how the DP tag works. I believe DeRo is considered a DP so they got that wrong by saying DC only has 1 and Rafael is actually only making around 200k but his transfer fee of much more classifies him as a DP move. Regardless how they are labeled(does it really matter) DeRo makes the most and no wonder DC has had trouble scoring with only roughly 18% of their salary based on the finishers/forwards. That needs to be flipped with the defenders making that.

      Bottomline is the mids are going to have to carry this team like last year and at this point they have not.

      • Richard Farley - May 10, 2013 at 5:13 PM

        Thanks for the kind words, United.

        As of right now (or, May 6, to be specific), De Rosario is not listed as a DP by Major League Soccer. Last season, DCU used allocation to pay down the cap hit and avoid the designated player label. They could have done so again this year.

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