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Mauro Diaz again tops FC Dallas’ list of salaries

Mar 18, 2018; Frisco, TX, USA; FC Dallas midfielder Mauro Diaz (10) in action during the game against the Seattle Sounders at Toyota Stadium. FC Dallas shuts out the Sounders 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The salaries for each member of FC Dallas’ roster were released Wednesday by the Major League Soccer Players Association. The numbers used include the base salary of the player and the total compensation a player will receive annually.

FC Dallas’ highest-paid player is Mauro Diaz, who makes $949,890 in total compensation. Though his salary exceeds the league’s maximum budget charge of $504,375, Diaz is not one of Dallas’ designated players. Instead, his salary was bought down with Targeted Allocation Money.

Dallas’ second-highest paid player may be a bit more surprising. Roland Lamah makes $818,500 annually and is also a TAM player. Lamah scored 11 goals for the club last season in his 32 games played and has three in the 2018 campaign.

Many FCD players received raises this year, including Maxi Urruti (+$221,000 to $781,000), Michael Barrios (+$200,000 to $400,000), Cristian Colman (+$200,000 to $585,000), and Matt Hedges (+$100,008 to $525,004).

New signings Reto Ziegler and Santiago Mosquera are making a substantial amount of money, with $800,000 and $541,400 in total compensation, respectively.

>> Check out Pro Soccer USA’s full searchable, sortable database of MLS player salaries.

Two of the club’s latest homegrown signings, Brandon Servania and Chris Richards, are making a bit more than their homegrown counterparts signed earlier. Servania earns $186,000 and Richards, granted an exception to sign early in April even though he is currently not homegrown eligible, makes $127,750. Compare that to starting right back Reggie Cannon ($67,500) and midfielder Paxton Pomykal ($90,000).

Dallas is spending a total of $9,333,819.28 on salaries, compared to the $6,825,760.94 they spent in 2017.

Here’s the list of FC Dallas’ player’s salaries based on total compensation, along with their player designation (Designated Player, Homegrown, Generation Adidas, Loan status):

  1. Mauro Diaz: $949,890
  2. Roland Lamah: $818,500
  3. Reto Ziegler: $800,000
  4. Maxi Urruti: $781,000
  5. Carlos Gruezo (DP)$730,750
  6. Cristian Colman (DP)$585,000
  7. Santiago Mosquera (DP)$541,400
  8. Matt Hedges: $525,004
  9. Michael Barrios: $400,000
  10. Anibal Chala (on loan to L.D.U Quito): $383,000
  11. Kellyn Acosta (HG)$300,000
  12. Maynor Figueroa: $250,000
  13. Jesse Gonzalez (HG)$211,500
  14. Anton Nedyalkov: $192,500
  15. Brandon Servania (HG)$186,000
  16. Victor Ulloa (HG)$182,500
  17. Ema Twumasi (on loan to OKC Energy, GA)$180,900
  18. Francis Atuahene (on loan to OKC Energy, GA)$169,000
  19. Ryan Hollingshead: $145,000
  20. Chris Richards (HG)$123,750
  21. Tesho Akindele: $122,500
  22. Jimmy Maurer: $122,500
  23. Adonijah Reid (on loan to Ottowa Fury, GA): $99,375
  24. Paxton Pomykal (HG)$90,000
  25. Jacori Hayes: $75,750
  26. Kris Reaves (HG)$67,500
  27. Reggie Cannon (HG)$67,500
  28. Kyle Zobeck: $67,500
  29. Bryan Reynolds (HG)$56,500
  30. Jesus Ferriera (on loan to Tulsa Roughnecks, HG): $54,500
  31. Jordan Cano (on loan to OKC Energy, HG)$54,500

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