Splaining The MLS Salary Thing

By Michael Gardner Waking The Red

No Virginia, there is no MLS Salary Cap
Reader Discretion: Anyone that still believes in Santa Claus is advised to stop reading.

Time for honest truth, there is no Santa Claus. In a similar vein, nor is there a salary cap in Major League Soccer.

I suspect one of those sentences gives you more trouble than the other but it needn’t be a bombshell or some kind of expos√© on the league that casts doubt as to what we’ve been told over the years. Many of us, myself included, simply believed popular opinion that there was a salary cap and that it operated like robust caps in the National Hockey League and other sports.

Save yourself and your calculator some time and energy. There is no cap and Major League Soccer never said there was.

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