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25th Apr 2017

Here’s what the highest earning players in the MLS are making

Paul Moore

Nice work if you can get it.

Ah, America. The land of opportunity and a decent pay packet for some footballers that want to see out their career home to one of the most improved leagues in the world.

Over the last few years, we’ve seen some prestigious Premier League alumni make the move across the Atlantic as Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole and more recently, Bastian Schweinsteiger, have all joined the MLS revolution.

Go soccer!

The salary information for all players currently playing in the league has been released by the Major League Soccer Players Union and Orlando City midfielder Kaka is be the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer this season, with Chicago Fire’s Bastian Schweinsteiger seventh.

Former Real Madrid man Kaka earns £5.6m, with ex-Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder Schweinsteiger earning £4.2m.

Toronto forward Sebastian Giovinco (£5.5m) and midfielder Michael Bradley (£5.1m) complete the top three.

Elsewhere, former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole is getting paid £294,283 this season by LA Galaxy.

If you must, you can check out the list in its entirety here.

Kaka (Bra), Orlando City, £5.6m
Sebastian Giovinco (Ita), Toronto, £5.5m
Michael Bradley (US), Toronto, £5.1m
Andrea Pirlo (Ita), New York City, £4.6m
David Villa (Spa), New York City, £4.4m
Giovani dos Santos (Mex), LA Galaxy, £4.3m
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Ger), Chicago Fire, £4.2m
Jozy Altidore (US), Toronto, £3.8m
Clint Dempsey (US), Seattle Sounders, £3m
Diego Valeri (Arg), Portland Timbers, £2m