How much is a World Cup roster spot worth for U.S. players?
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Every U.S. player who makes the final World Cup squad will receive a minimum of $76,000 from U.S. Soccer, according to a source close to the national team who has seen the most recent collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Soccer. That figure combines $55,000 for earning a spot in the final 23; $5,500 per game for being on the roster for the three World Cup group-stage matches; and a minimum $1,500 per game for being in camp for the three pre-Cup friendlies against Azerbaijan, Turkey and Nigeria.
For Clint Dempsey, who’s earning a guaranteed $6.7 million this season with Seattle (per the MLS Players Union), an extra $76,000 is nice, but not earth-shattering. But for a bubble player like 20-year-old DeAndre Yedlin (MLS salary: $92,000), coming into camp and making the final 23 would almost double his income this year.
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