Fact: That same salary, was almost double the rest of her 2011 teammates’ salaries combined.
Fact: The average 2011 WPS season salary was about $25,000.
Fact: The lowest 2011 WPS season salaries consisted of $200 a game contracts. If the player even stepped onto the field. Maximum salary possible was $4200 (18 regular season games and three playoff games = 21 games X $200 = $4200).
My Opinion: Business is business. But the unnecessary overspending on certain salaries could have been the demise of the league. And the underspending on lesser known players created a lot of questions about the team budgets and a lot of resentment from these players.