10 MLS Footballers Who Get the Highest Salary In 2014

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 | 0

Major League Soccer has been doing pretty good over the last a few years, since the high profile arrival of David Beckham now many stars having played their peak of their careers in Europe make MLS their retirement home with the likes of Henry, Nesta, Cahill, Robbie Keane and now Jermain Defoe. But who are the players getting higher salaries in MLS ? These figures are as accurate as it gets, all MLS franchises are obliged to reveal real salaries of players in the squad.

So lets take a look at Top 10 highest paid Major League Soccer Players.

jermain defoe toronto FC Salary#1. Jermain Defoe – $6.8 Million (Toronto FC)

Defoe was a quality player for many English clubs in his long EPL career plus he made many appearences in the England setup. Defoe signed for Toronto FC in the January window leaving Spurs with whom he spent quite a few seasons. He will get a guaranteed $6.8 million a year.

clint dempsey seattle sounders salary#2. Clint Dempsey – $6.69 Million (Seattle Sounders)

Dempsey made quite a name for himself in English football, playing with Fulham he notched up couple of great season, scored that superb goal against Juventus in the Europea League which put Fulham into the finals of Europea League. He than moved to Spurs where he spend 1 season before joining Seattle. He is the league’s highest paid players.

michael bradley toronto salary#3. Michael Bradley – $6.5 Million (Toronto FC)

Former AS Roma midfielder signed for Canadian outfit Toronto FC in the January window 2014, Bradley will be getting a guaranteed $6.5 million a year which is the highest salary to any MLS based player. Plus he is also guranteed a place in starting line-up which is not only good for him but also for United States National side who will be playing FIFA World Cup 2014 later in the year.

landon donovan galaxy salary#4. Landon Donovan – $4.8 Million ( La Galaxy)

Probably the greatest football USA has produces, Donovan has experience and have been with Galaxy like for ever. He made couple of loan moves in the off seasons of MLS to premier league club Everton and was quite a success but the best part of his career is with National side.

robbie keane la galaxy salary#5. Robbie Keane – $4.5 Million (La Galaxy)

Irish man has huge experience of Premier League under his belt, he joined La Galaxy in 2011 and since than has done every thing to prove every penny Galaxy has paid for him is worth it. Keane helped LA Galaxy to win back to back MLS cups scoring 32 goals in the first two season.

Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players
1 Jermain Defoe  Toronto FC $6.80 Million
2 Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders $6.70 Million
3 Michael Bradley Toronto FC $6.6 Million
4 Landon Donovan LA Galaxy $4.80 Million
5 Robbie Keane LA Galaxy $4.50 Million
6 Thierry Henry New York Red Bulls $4.40 Million
7 Tim Cahill  New York Red Bulls $3.65 Million
8 Marco Di Vaio  Montreal Impact $2.60 Million
9 Obafami Martins  Seattle Sounders $1.75 Million
10 Pedro Morales  Vancouver Whitecaps $1.40 Million
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