The MLS Players Union released an updated list of salaries on Monday, which includes a number for Jermaine Jones. Jones, who joined the New England Revolution in late-August, will receive a base salary of $300,000.00 ($3,252,000.00 guaranteed), which makes him one of 15 MLS players to make over a million dollars.
The deal also makes Jones the most expensive player in Revolution history by a large margin. The previous benchmark was set by Shalrie Joseph, who earned a guaranteed salary of $550,000.00 after becoming a Designated Player in 2012.
The revised report also includes new acquisition Geoffrey Castillion, who has a base salary of $276,000.00 ($329,033.33 guaranteed). Castillion got minutes soon after his arrival in New England, a move that head coach Jay Heaps admitted might have been "a little too soon" because of fitness.
Tony Taylor, who was allocated to the Revolution through a weighted lottery, is set to collect a base salary of 69,996.00 ($79,371.00 guaranteed).
Top Earners XI (not accounting for positions)
- Jermaine Jones - $3,000,000 base, $3,252,500 guaranteed
- Jose Goncalves - $450,000 base, $ 479,375 guaranteed
- Geoffrey Castillion - $276,000 base, $329,033.33 guaranteed
- Shalrie Joseph $248,500 base, $294,000 guaranteed
- Teal Bunbury - $135,000 base, $233,000 guaranteed
- Lee Nguyen - $175,000 base, $193,750 guaranteed
- Kelyn Rowe - $100,000 base, $181,000 guaranteed
- Andrew Farrell - $95,000 base, $176,000 guaranteed
- A.J. Soares - $119,180 base, and $159,180 guaranteed
- Jerry Bengtson - $144,000 base, and $150,840 guaranteed
- Kevin Alston - $125,000 base, and $143,333.33 guaranteed