Tuesday, November 10, 2009

There are many players in MLS that are grossly under- or over-paid. And most of the latter play for Toronto FC. I'm looking at you $303,000-man Pablo Vitti!

But no player's worth is more grossly disproportionate to his salary than Jhon Kennedy Hurtado. El Presidente was an absolute beast all season long on a Seattle back line that looked pretty damn shaky on paper at the start of the season. The expansion squad ended the season tied (with Houston) for the stingiest defense in MLS, conceding just 29 goals. Hurtado was rightly named a finalist for the league's defender of the year honors.

So what did the 24-year-old Colombian get paid for his sweat and guile? A lousy $37,000. You could pull that much bread down as an assistant manager at a Taco John's.

Pablo Vitti should at least send the guy a decent bottle of champagne.