Highest Paid MLS Players 2015

Major League Soccer is the top tier association football championship in the United States and Canada. The league consists of 20 teams in total that are divided into the Eastern and Western Conferences, out of which 17 teams are from the United States and 3 from Canada. The Major League Soccer or MLS is organized from March to October each year where each of the teams play 34 games. The United States Soccer Federation is the governing body of the MLS.

As part of the successful bidding to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup, the Major League Soccer was founded in United States in 1993. The first ever MLS took place in 1996 with ten original franchise teams. The league runs on a closed membership basis, thus it counted among the few soccer leagues that do not use promotion and relegation. The MLS headquarter is presently situated in New York City. The participants of the MLS are recorded among the highest paid soccer players in the entire world. So let us look at the Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players 2015.

Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players 2015

10. Marco Di Vaio

Highest Paid MLS Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players 2015

Marco Di Vaio plays for the Italian national nootball team and also currently plays for the Montreal Impact in the Major League Soccer. The 38-year old footballer was born on 15 July 1976 in Rome, Italy. Marco Di Vaio with his 1.80 meter height generally plays as a striker for his national and club team. He scored no goal in 3 appearances for Italy U18 team from 1993 to 1994 and also scored 2 goals in 14 appearances for Italy national football team from 2001 to 2004. He earned a total of $2,600,000 in the last season, which includes his base salary of $1,500,000 from MLS franchise Montreal Impact. Marco Di Vaio won the UEFA Super Cup with Valencia in 2004. MLS Best XI in 2013 and Serie B Top Scorer in 1998.

9. Jermaine Jones

Highest Paid MLS Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players 2015

Jermaine Junior Jones aka Jermaine Jones mostly plays for the United States national football team and also currently plays for the New England Revolution in the Major League Soccer. The 33-year old footballer was born on 3 November 1981 in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany. Jermaine Jones with his 1.84 meter height generally plays as a defensive midfielder for his national and club team. He scored no goal in 3 appearances for Germany team in 2008 and also scored 3 goals in 48 appearances for United States national football team from 2010 till now. He earned a total of $3,252,500 in the last season, which includes his base salary of $3,000,500 from MLS franchise New England Revolution. As the father of Jermaine Jones was an American and he had not played a competitive match for Germany, he was eligible to represent the United States national team.

8. Tim Cahill

Highest Paid MLS Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players 2015

Timothy Filiga Cahill aka Tim Cahill plays for the Australian national football team and also currently plays for the New York Red Bulls in the Major League Soccer. The 34-year old footballer was born on 6 December 1979 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australian. Tim Cahill with his 1.78 meter height generally plays as an Attacking midfielder for his national and club team. He scored 1 goal in 3 appearances for Australian U23 team in 2004 and also scored 35 goals in 75 appearances for the Australian national football team from 2004 till now. He earned a total of $3,625,000 in the last season, which includes his base salary of $3,500,000 from MLS franchise New York Red Bulls. Tim Cahill won the Everton Player of the Season in 2005, APFA Player of the Year in 2009 and Oceania Footballer of the Year in 2004.

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