Highest Paid MLS Players 2016

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.

In the recent decade, Major League Soccer has been attracting big European names who arent being able to play the European first tier any more due to their age. MLS is also chosen over other leagues because of its large income. Lets have a look at the Highest Paid MLS PLayers 2016.

Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players 2016

10. Marco Di Valo:

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On number 10 of Highest Paid MLS Players 2016 we have Montreal Impact striker, Marco Di Valo. Di Valo played as a striker for Italy has scored 5 goals in a span of 4 years from 2001-2004. Though the season was quite to forget for him too. He notched 6 goals and 4 assists in 22 total appearances last year. Rumors are centering that he will leave MLS and return to Italy. He gets a base salary of $1,500,000 from MLS franchise Montreal Impact and cumulatively earned a total of $2,600,000 in the 2015-16 season. Marco Di Vaio achieved the MLS Best XI in 2013.

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9. Jermaine Jones

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Standing on number 9 in our list Highest Paid MLS players, we have U.S. International Jermaine Jones. Jones currently plays for New York Revolution in the defensive midfielder position. After the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, he was headed to the New York Red Bulls but New York Revolutions snapped him and put them in their star player list. He gets a base salary of $3,000,500 from MLS franchise New England Revolution and cumulatively earned a total of $3,252,500 in the 2015-16 season.

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8. Tim Cahill:

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Riding high on number 8, we have Australian striker Tim Cahill. Cahill currently plays for New York Red Bulls. He has been sensational for his national team appearing in 75 matches and scoring 35 goals for his national team from 2004 till date.

Cahill generally plays as a striker and attacking midfielder for his national team and club. He earned a cumulative total of $3,625,000 that also includes $3,500,000from MLS franchise New York Red Bulls in the 2015-16 season.

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7. Theirry Henry:

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Probably the best contender in our list of Highest Paid MLS Players 2016 is France International Theirry Henry. Henry currently plays for New York Red Bulls as a striker. From 1997 to 2010, he has achieved 51 goals in 123 appearances for France national football team.

Every soccer lover in this earth definitely enjoy watching him playing. The veteran who turned 37 years old in August is reportedly eying the end. It has been heavily rumored that Henry will retire when New York at the end of this season. He gets a base salary of $3,750,000 from MLS franchise New York Red Bulls and cumulatively earned a total of $4,350,000 in the 2015-16 season.

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6. Robbie Keane:

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The only Irishmen in our list of Highest Paid MLS Players 2016 is Robbie Keane. Robbie Keane currently plays for LA Galaxy in MLS and usually plays as a striker for his club and national team.

From 1998 till now, he has achieved 65 goals in 138 appearances for Ireland national football team. He and teammates Gyasi Zardes or Landon Donovan can end up being MVP candidates for 2015 in MLS. He gets a base salary of $4,500,000 from MLS franchise LA Galaxy.

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5. Landon Donovan:

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The all-time sensational striker from the U.S. National team Landon Donovan is currently at number 5 in the list of Highest Paid MLS Players 2016. Donovan plays for LA Galaxy in the MLS. Landon Donovan usually plays as an attacking midfielder for his club and national team. From 2000 till now, he has achieved 57 goals in 157 appearances for the U.S. national football team. He gets a base salary of $4,250,000 from MLS franchise Los Angeles Galaxy and cumulatively earned a total of $4,583,333 in the 2015-16 season.

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4. Jermain Defoe:

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The no. 4 in our list of Highest Paid MLS PLayers 2016 is English strkier, Jermain Defoe. He currently plays Toronto FC in MLS.  Jermain Defoe usually plays as an striker for his club and national team. From 2004 till now, he has achieved 19 goals in 55 appearances for the England national football team. He gets a base salary of $6,000,000 from MLS franchise Orlando City and cumulatively earned a total of $6,180,000 in the 2015-16 season.

Rumors were all around that Defoe had his head turned by former manager Harry RedKnapp. He will probably ditch the Canadian side and return to England at the end of the season.

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3. Micheal Bradley:

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The bronze medalist on our list of Highest Paid MLS Players we have U.S. Player Micheal Bradley. He currently dons the Toronto FC jersy in MLS. Michael Bradley usually plays as a Center midfielder for his club and national team. From 2006 till now, he has achieved 12 goals in 91 appearances for United States national football team.

Bradley will attract bids from home and abroad if he makes it clear that he wants to leave. He gets a base salary of $6,000,000 from MLS franchise Toronto FC and cumulatively earned a total of $6,500,000 in the 2015-16 season.

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2. Clint Dempsy:

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The runners up in our list of Highest Paid MLS Players is U.S international Clint Dempsy. Dempsy currently plays for the Seattle Sounders FC in MLS. Clint Dempsey usually plays as an attacking midfielder for his club and national team. From 2004 till now, he has achieved 39 goals in 110 appearances for United States national football team. He gets a base salary of $4,913,004 from MLS franchise Seattle Sounders FC and cumulatively earned a total of $6,695,189 in the 2015-16 season.

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1. Kaka:

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The winner in our list of Highest Paid MLS PLayers 2016 is Brazillian international, Ricardo Kaka. Undoubtedly KAKA is another household name among diehard soccer fans all around the world. What else coud he win, as already he had lifted the trophy of Serie A, La Liga and the UEFA Champions League and obviously the FIFA World Cup.

From 2002 till now, he has achieved 29 goals in 89 appearances for the Brazilian national football team. Kaka plays as an attacking midfielder for his national team and MLS side, Orlando City FC. He earned a cumulative total of $7,167,500 that also includes $6,660,000 from MLS franchise Orlando City in the last season

Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players 2016

1. Kaka
2. Clint Dempsy
3. Micheal Bradley
4. Jermain Defoe
5. Landon Donovan
6. Robbie Keane
7. Theirry Henry
8. Tim Cahill
9. Jermaine Jones
10. Marco Di Valo