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Every Orlando City SC player’s official salary in 2022

May 28, 2022; Orlando, Florida, USA;  The Orlando City starting eleven pose before a match against
May 28, 2022; Orlando, Florida, USA; The Orlando City starting eleven pose before a match against / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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Orlando City SC has seen a lot of roster change this past offseason. However, the team is currently sitting in a healthy fifth place, a playoff spot, with 21 points in 14 matches. Orlando City SC has been relying on a few designated players, but managed to keep their roster relatively on the cheaper side, sitting toward the bottom of the spending chart.

Orlando City’s roster accumulates a total of $11.5m – just one million more than the lowest spending team in the league, Real Salt Lake.

Orlando City, of course, could move up on the list with a splash signing or two in this window. The Lions are a team that primarily targets prospects in South or Latin America. After the MLS Players Association released this list, the club signed goalkeeper Mason Stajduhar to a contract extension through 2025 with a club option for 2026.

A team that is currently still in the hunt for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – they’ll face Nashville SC at Exploria Stadium on Wednesday, June 29 – Orlando City has had a few rough seasons before finding success. In 2020, the team qualified for the first time ever for the playoffs, making it to the quarterfinals. Last year, Orlando City also returned to the playoffs, but were knocked out in the first round.

Orlando City are spending $11.5m on player salaries in 2022

Still, the improvement is there for Orlando City, and it’s a young squad under head coach Óscar Pareja, who has been with the club since 2020.

Currently on the roster, Orlando has three Designated Players, but only two players are making more than one million this year. Ercan Kara is the highest-paid Orlando City player, earning $1.86m, while Mauricio Pereyra isn’t far behind with $1.34m. Meanwhile, the third Designated Player, Facundo Torres, is making slightly less, coming in at $953,200 in guaranteed compensation.

Orlando City currently has six Homegrown players, while they also boast one Generation Adidas player.

Take a look at how Orlando City SC is paying their team and who is raking in the most money.

Goalkeepers

Pedro Gallese -- $515,000

Adam Grinwis -- $85,444

Mason Stajduhar (HG) -- $89,716

Defenders

Antonio Carlos -- $925,000

Joseph DeZart -- $89,716

Alex Freeman (HG) -- $69,500

Michael Halliday (HG) -- $99,447

Robin Jansson -- $581,250

João Moutinho (GA) -- $263,000

Rodrigo Schlegel -- $200,000

Kyle Smith -- $141,244

Ruan Teixeira -- $360,000

Thomas Williams (HG) -- $73,254

Midfielders

César Araújo -- $261,000

Antonio De Almeida Junior -- $780,000

Sebastián Méndez -- $636,750

Mauricio Pereyra -- $1,348,000

Andrés Perea -- $248,500

Forwards

Matheus Aias -- $267,500

Tesho Akindele -- $340,000

Alexander Alvarado -- $318,240

Ercan Kara (DP) -- $1,860,000

Jack Lynn -- $65,500

Benji Michel (HG) -- $121,303

Alexandre Pato -- $400,000

Wilfredo Rivera (HG) -- $66,724

Facundo Torres (DP) -- $953,200

Silvester van der Water -- $349,750

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