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2018 Sporting KC player salaries released

Felipe Gutierrez jumps to the highest paid player

MLS: Colorado Rapids at Sporting KC Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The MLS Players Association released salaries for the league today, revealing that Felipe Gutierrez is indeed the highest paid player for Sporting Kansas City. With a guaranteed salary of $1,649,999.96, the Chilean International is the 13th highest paid player in the league. (Can we donate 4 pennies to make it an even $1.65 million?)

Veteran midfielder Roger Espinoza comes in as the second highest total of $900,000 for 2018.

Newcomer Johnny Russel weighs in with $699,999.96 and has looked like he is worth every penny so far. The Scottish winger has terrorized defenses and is regularly double-teamed by the opposition. (Again, 4 more cents!)

Fellow newcomer Yohan Croizet will make $680,004 for 2018, making him sixth overall on the team.

We will have deeper dive into the salaries in the near future but in the meant time, what are your thoughts? Who needs a raise? Who is making more than they deliver?

** Note: These numbers are what have been released by the MLSPA and have not been confirmed by MLS or the team

SKC Salaries 2018

First Name Last Name Position Base Salary Total Compensation
First Name Last Name Position Base Salary Total Compensation
Felipe Gutierrez M $1,599,999.96 $1,649,999.96
Roger Espinoza M $900,000.00 $900,000.00
Matt Besler D $750,000.00 $783,250.00
Graham Zusi D $750,000.00 $782,102.27
Johnny Russell M $699,999.96 $699,999.96
Yohan Croizet M $650,004.00 $680,004.00
Gerso Fernandes F-M $550,008.00 $591,258.00
Ike Opara D $324,999.96 $342,916.63
Ilie Sanchez M $325,008.00 $330,008.00
Tim Melia GK $300,000.00 $316,666.67
Emiliano Amor D $225,000.00 $274,375.00
Diego Rubio Kostner F $250,000.00 $266,875.00
Cristian Lobato M $240,000.00 $240,000.00
Brad Evans D-M $200,000.04 $200,000.04
Seth Sinovic D $150,000.00 $157,666.67
Jimmy Medranda D $140,004.00 $140,004.00
Khiry Shelton F $102,245.00 $119,745.00
Gianluca Busio F $80,004.00 $82,504.00
Daniel Salloi F $67,500.00 $81,625.00
Kharlton Belmar F $68,254.20 $68,254.20
Jaylin Lindsey D $54,504.00 $67,504.00
Wan Kuzain M $67,500.00 $67,500.00
Eric Dick GK $54,500.04 $57,949.58
Colton Storm D $55,654.20 $55,654.20
Amer Didic D $55,654.20 $55,654.20
Adrian Zendejas GK $55,650.00 $55,650.00
Graham Smith D $54,500.04 $54,500.04
Matt Lewis D $54,500.04 $54,500.04