Financial divide in MLS magnified

March 4, 2007
By Andrea Canales
David Beckham's trumpeted contract isn't $250 million worth of salary, but a projected estimation that includes sponsorship and profit-sharing deals. Still, even at a reduced scale (a reported $27.5 million in base salary over five years), it's a long way from what the majority of players in Major League Soccer make.

It's hard for many people to comprehend that the U.S., known worldwide for doling out extravagant salaries to professional athletes, is in fact a modest compensator ...

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