Which is nice work if you can get it; the 32-year-old Wilhelmsson has played in two MLS games for the club so far and could potentially play up to 10 more (MLS regular season, Champions League and MLS playoffs). I’ll let you do the math.
Incidentally, while central defender A.J. DeLaGarza ($112,500 2012 salary and worth every penny) is confirmed as out for Saturday’s Real Salt Lake showdown in Carson (the Galaxy have not disclosed the severity of the knee injury) there are plenty of less than palatable deputies ready to step in.
They include rookie Tommy Meyer ($57,550) who has four starts this year; Andrew Boyens, 29, ($65,783.33) who made two (awful) starts so far in 2012; and David Junior Lopes, 30, ($47,250) who has (largely unconvincingly) 16 starts.
So that’s about $175,000 in round numbers to (not) replace DeLaGarza.
It could be worse: this chap is making $131,250 to sit on his butt all year as he continues to recover from injury.
Chivas USA (7-16-7) at Vancouver Whitecaps (10-12-9), 7 p.m. live on KDOC
If Chivas USA, now at six consecutive losses and without a win since July, fails to beat the Whitecaps in Vancouver tonight their season is finally over. Chivas USA have never beaten the Whitecaps in four attempts.
Unfamiliar with the new MLS playoff structure? Wondering what the Galaxy need to do in the final three games of the regular season to position themselves for the playoffs/ And what about their playoff rivals?