NEW YORK (AP) — Vlatko Andonovski earned $357,597 in his first full year as U.S. women’s soccer coach, less than 28% of the $1,291,539 that went to men’s coach Gregg Berhalter.
The figures were revealed in the U.S. Soccer Federation’s income statement for the year ending March 31, 2021, which was released on Wednesday.
Berhalter’s salary was about the same as the $1,294,871 he had earned in the previous 12 months. He was the highest paid employee of the USSF.
Andonovski, hired in October 2019, earned about half of the $718,352 earned by his predecessor, Jill Ellis, in the year ending March 31, 2020, but that fiscal year included the Women’s World Cup, where the Americans won their fourth title. American coaching contracts contain large bonuses for World Cup performances.
Ellis, listed as an ambassador and former key employee, earned $413,440 in the past fiscal year under a contract that ended in March 2021.
Former men’s player Earnie Stewart, promoted in August 2019 to the role of sporting director of the federation by the general manager of the men’s national team, earned $799,699, compared to $731,261 previously. Brian McBride, a former men’s player who replaced Stewart as general manager in January 2020, earned $338,417.
Women’s team general manager Kate Markgraf won $500,000. She also holds the title of Head of Women’s Football and her duties include interaction with FIFA, CONCACAF and National Associations.
Will Wilson, hired as general manager in March 2020, earned $414,270. His predecessor, Dan Flynn, was listed at $242,353 as an ambassador and former officer.
Cindy Parlow Cone, the president of the USSF, does not receive a salary. A rule amendment proposed by the federation’s rules committee would establish an annual salary of $125,000 for the president of the federation. The amendment is to be considered at the federation’s annual general meeting, scheduled for March 3-6 in Atlanta.
John Cone, her husband, received $112,606 in payment and reimbursement for expenses for his work with the USSF Coach Education Team.
Brian Remedi, fired as administrative manager after Wilson’s arrival, earned $457,949.
Jay Berhalter, brother of the men’s coach, won $209,385. He was the USSF’s No. 2 as a business and strategic director before leaving in February 2020. He earned $614,054 in the previous fiscal year.
Linda Wahlke, who resigned as chief legal officer in May 2020 after a backlash over legal filings the USSF filed in the female soccer players’ lawsuit, was $323,271,
Earnings were listed for several of the USA Women’s Team players, including Alyssa Naeher ($255,783), Julie Ertz ($254,945), Becky Sauerbrunn ($254,533), Abby Dahlkemper ($253,283) and Crystal Dunn ($253,283).
Players eligible for the Women’s National Team are guaranteed a salary of $100,000 plus bonuses for appearances, wins and draws. The exercise included bonuses for Olympic qualifying and the SheBelieves Cup.
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