The club played it’s 7th season of MLS under the management of head coach (Brian Schmetzer). Sounders could not win the conference league, they just lost the title with 1 point difference from Colorado Rapids. By finishing 2nd in the conference, Sounders earn their place in Playoffs first round of MLS Cup and CONCACAF Champions League. Club did not spend much money on designated players, but spend money on talent that helps them to win matches. In 2016 and 2017 club spend budget on designated players contract. Seattle Sounders players salaries reported for the upcoming year.
Highest Paid Player in Squad | Nicolás Lodeiro, Albert Rusnák, Jordan Morris and João Paulo the four players hold the top expensive contract worth more than $6m with the club. Lodeiro signed the deal in 2016, after leaving Boca Juniors. He is making $2.7m.
Designated Players | Nicolás Lodeiro Albert Rusnák, are the only two players who hold contracts in designated category since 2016 and 2017. Other than that, players mostly joined the Sounders team on International MLS roster slots.
Homegrown Players | Jordan Morris, Ethan Dobbelaere, Danny Leyva and Josh Atencio players in the squad who gets homegrown contract offers. Combine, the club paying maximum wage upto $300k including guaranteed and reported base salaries.
|Player||Guaranteed Purse||Base Salary||Position||Contract|
|Yeimar Gómez Andrade||$387k||$300k||DEF||2022|
|Nicolás Lodeiro (designated)||$2.73m||$2.12m||MID||2023|
|Albert Rusnák (designated)||$2.35m||$2.15m||MID||2023|
Club Wage Bill | Since the club made possible changes to it’s squad, some new players joined the team, the Seattle Sounders players salaries budget increased from $13m to $15m maximum in 2022 and since more players likely to be part of the squad in 2023 the expected wage budget rise to $18m.
The above information based on the Seattle Sounders Players Salaries, contracts, and payouts not reported yet most of the salaries were based on data reported in 2021 but once MLS official salaries were released for year 2022 details provided here.