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This Is How Much U.S. Soccer Players Make at the World Cup

Italy v USA - International Friendly
Valerio Pennicino—Getty Images Clint Dempsey celebrates the opening goal during the international friendly match between Italy and USA at Luigi Ferraris Stadium on February 29, 2012 in Genoa, Italy.

The glory of taking part in the world's largest soccer tournament isn't the only prize for U.S. soccer players named to the 23-person squad going to Brazil. A trip to the later rounds could mean a big payday, too

U.S. players who make the final World Cup squad will receive at least $76,000 each from U.S. Soccer, Sports Illustrated reports.

That’s just the starting point, however, for determining an individual athlete’s earnings at the competition. If the team manages to progress into the later rounds of the tournament, players like Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley could be in for a big payday, while those who don’t make the 23-person roster could get far less.

Read more at Sports Illustrated.

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