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A blog comparing the scholarship amounts of college soccer players, and the pay they will receive as young professionals.

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Young athletes pay

There has been a huge amount of speculation and concern about how much young athletes are paid. Usually, coming out of college, young professionals earn a relitively modist wage ranging from in-between $25,000-$30,000. A survey found that while just 15 percent of the class of 2015 expects to make $25,000 or less after graduation, a stunning 41 percent of the classes of 2014 and 2013 is earning in that range. This is a modest pay and these young professionals are looking to work their way up the working ladder. However, this is massively contrasted to the less modest pay of a young professional soccer player, which is significantly more. A 2016 MLS new player, who is on the reserves and loaned out to a lower league nearby team, will be looking to be on a minimum of $65,000 - $80,000. This is a huge amount of money and if they stay in the league (which is much more likely than many other sports) will increase drastically. I plan on writing in the blog the 'fairness' of this pay and the troubles and positives from this unbalance of pay for young players. I will be looking into how these new young athletes balance their money and use it, in comparison to balancing their scholarship money previously.

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