The Colorado Rapids are slouching toward the end of a dispiriting season, and because this is how sports work, fans are wondering whom should be blamed. Last week, one of them asked MLSsoccer.com Rapids beat reporter Chris Bianchi for his opinion. Here's how he responded:
Not every pro athlete is rich. (We've seen the salaries of every MLS player.) Clint Irwin, the starting goalkeeper for the Colorado Rapids, makes the standard MLS rookie minimum of $35,125. He's not complaining, but he'd like you to know it's not all champagne and private jets.
David Hirshey writes regularly for Deadspin about soccer.