March 1 was MLS's 2012 Roster Compliance day, meaning that every team in the league had to be salary compliant - and still has to be - for the new season.
The Union have had plenty of cap room to work with in their first two seasons, but this year is significantly different. Based upon projections by the Brotherly Game, Philadelphia will have around $100,000 to spend in excess cap and two roster spots to use it for, if the team chooses to add more players.
How these projections were made:
- Using past contracts the Union have had with foreign and domestic players.
- Conferring with other Union reporters or outlets for consultation on numbers
- Comparing the rising Generation Adidas and Home Grown Player contract salaries against one another.
- Utilizing information about salaries provided by a league source in the past year.
|Name||Base Salary ($)||Guaranteed Compensation ($)||Salary Cap Hit (2012) $2810000||Status||Senior/Supplemental|
|Cristhian Hernandez||57500||57500||0||(HGP) (INT)||Supplemental|
What do you think about these projections? Do you think that the Union will use the free cap space to add another player this year?