That is a big salary by MLS standards glen doing good
A Kid just quit Kansas city for a regular 9 to 5 job
he was making 23K in the MLS
Ruiz sign the multi year deal when he was coming into the league and it was good back then his next contract should be much better as he is now a proven goal scorer, he tried to go europe but he did not make.
in the MLS only the US National Team members make good money and the Big name has been, everyone else on chicken feed.
but to the league credit , the league is loosing money every year so it is not like the just do not want to play.
There are many players who play in the A league who refuse to play in the MLS becuase in the A league they make more money.
It is tough to make money from soccer in the US but kudos to the MLS for surviving for more than 10 years