Fire notebook - USOC, MLSPU salaries

The draw for third and fourth round US Open Cup match-ups took place this morning. The Fire will face the winner of the June 1 third round game between USL's Louisville City FC and NASL's Indy Eleven.

Should Indy Eleven win that match they will face the Fire at Toyota Park on June 15. A meaningful contest against a Peter Wilt-affiliated team will certainly draw some interest.

Should Louisville City win, the Fire will travel to them on June 15.

MLSPU salary report

The player's union released the first of this year's MLS player salary reports. As always, the numbers can be used as a guideline for amateur capologists to pour over in hopes of decoding each team's budget structure but they're not always entirely reflective of any given player's actual compensation package or the budget hit for said player.

Michael de Leeuw is not yet listed but his salary is over the DP minimum and his budget hit was bought down with Targeted Allocation Money in the same fashion that Johan Kappelhof was.

The Fire numbers are listed below in terms of guaranteed compensation:

David Accam                   $ 770,937.50

Arturo Alvarez                 $ 118,264.00

Joey Calistri                     $   51,500.00

Jonathan Campbell       $   78,125.00

Razvan Cocis                   $ 160,000.00

Drew Conner                    $ 62,500.00

Patrick Doody                  $ 53,471.00

Collin Fernandez            $ 77,000.00

Eric Gehrig                       $ 112,708.33

John Goossens               $ 200,000.00

Michael Harrington      $ 125,000.00

Kennedy Igboananike  $ 901,666.67

Sean Johnson                 $ 253,000.00

Gilberto                             $1,145,000.00

Johan Kappelhof           $ 520,000.00

Nick LaBrocca                $ 110,000.00

Matt Lampson                $  76,625.00

Patrick McLain              $  72,500.00

Joao Meira                      $ 126,500.00

Alex Morrell                    $  51,500.00

Matt Polster                     $  99,000.00

Rodrigo Ramos              $  84,000.00

Michael Stephens          $ 115,000.00

Khaly Thiam                   $ 144,000.00

Brandon Vincent           $  91,875.00

 Media roundtable

General Manager Nelson Rodriguez will conduct a media roundtable tomorrow afternoon. We'll have coverage here.

Filed under: 2016 Regular Season

Tags: Chicago Fire


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  • Nice article GR. If they face Indy, don't Lovel Palmer and John Busch play for them?

  • In reply to SteveGreene13:

    Yes they do.

  • Weekend picks
    Philadelphia over DC
    New York City over New York RB
    Chicago and Houston draw
    Toronto FC over Columbus
    Orlando City and Montreal draw
    FC Dallas over New England
    Sporting KC over Real Salt Lake
    Seattle over Colorado
    Portland over Vancouver
    Los Angeles over San Jose

    45-67 overall

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