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Galaxy's Todd Dunivant has been a money player on and off the field

Galaxy's Todd Dunivant has been a money player on and off the field

When Todd Dunivant played the first regular-season home game of his career with the San Jose Earthquakes 13 years ago, the median base salary of a Major League Soccer player was less than $45,000 a year and no one in the league was making close to $1 million.

When Dunivant's current team, the Galaxy, plays the final regular-season home game of his MLS career Sunday against the Portland Timbers, the median base salary will be more than $112,000 and 23 players will be making more than $1 million — many of them way more.

That's not a coincidence. Because for all Dunivant has done as player, winning five MLS titles, making an All-Star team and playing for the national...

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