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USL players facing pay cuts

Brandon Ortega
Updated: May 21, 2020 11:03 PM
Created: May 21, 2020 08:35 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Player wages are a big concern for USL soccer players, which includes New Mexico United.

This week, the USL Players Association released a statement detailing negotiations with the USL.


According a report, the league initially proposed massive pay cuts-- up to 80% of the monthly salaries for higher paid players after the first $1,000.

The Players Association countered with a 10% wage decrease for players who make above $2,000 a month. Players who earn less would not have a change in their salary.

Sam Hamilton is one of United's Players Association representatives.

"Us players, we want to play, and we want to do all we can to return in a safe way," Hamilton said. 

He expects negotiations to resume within a week3

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