MLS is the abbreviation of the Major League Soccer. It is the highest tier soccer competition in the United States Of America. Actually, people of the US refer to football as Soccer. Meanwhile, they refer “American Football” as Football. Not a very long ago, Americans did have little affection for the Soccer. But in the latest decade, after the entrance of David Beckham in the MLS, it gained enormous popularity. In addition to this, so many European retiring footballers followed the footprint of the English set-piece specialist. After ruling the European continent for years, the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney joined different MLS clubs and made the league much more popular. Here we are going to talk about the top 10 highest paid MLS players.
Nowadays, so many retiring and aged star footballers from Europe are playing in this competition. Moreover, some young stars are also joining the MLS clubs. However, huge amount of salary attracting them. They are receiving heavy amount of money as the salary and becoming richer and richer day by day. In this article, we will reveal you the list of the top 10 highest paid MLS players.
# The Chart of the Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players:
|Ranking||Player’s Name||Club||Country||Earning Per Season|
|1st||Zlatan Ibrahimovic||Los Angeles Galaxy||Sweden||7.2 Million USD|
|2nd||Michael Bradley||Toronto FC||United States of America||6 Million USD|
|3rd||Bastian Schweinsteiger||Chicago Fire||Germany||5.6 Million USD|
|4th||Jozy Altidore||Toronto FC||United States of America||4.9 Million USD|
|5th||Giovani Dos Santos||Los Angeles Galaxy||Mexico||4.7 Million USD|
|6th||Carlos Vela||Los Angeles FC||Mexico||4.5 Million USD|
|7th||Alejandro Pozuelo||Toronto FC||Spain||3.8 Million USD|
|8th||Wayne Rooney||DC United||England||3.5 Million USD|
|9th||Josef Martinez||Atlanta United FC||Venezuela||3 Million USD|
|10th||Nani||Orlando City||Portugal||2.3 Million USD|
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# Now Let’s Discuss Broadly About the Top 5 Highest Paid MLS Players:
5) Giovani Dos Santos:
The Mexican occupies the 5th spot on the chart. He is such a talented midfielder. One of the best midfielders in the league. The former Villarreal star used to earn $4.7 m per year during his time at the Los Angeles Galaxy. However, he has recently joined Liga MX club America and is no more part of the MLS.
4) Jozy Altidore:
A USA superstar. Altidore sits on the 4th place due to his yearly earning of 4.9 million USD. He plays for Toronto FC. The striker previously played in La Liga for Villarreal CF. He also featured in the English Premier League for Sunderland. However, he only scored once for the Black Cats in the English top flight.
3) Bastian Schweinsteiger:
One of the greatest midfielders of his generation. The former Germany international won the FIFA World Cup with his national team in 2014. He also captained them in 2016 UEFA Euro. He served Bayern Munich a long long time and is one of the greatest ever Bayern players. The star CDM also featured in the EPL for Man Utd. The former Bavarian currently plays for Chicago Fire. There he does have a yearly earning of $5.6 million and stands 3rd in the chart.
2) Michael Bradley:
Another Toronto FC player to make his place in the top 5. The experienced USA star sits on the 2nd place due to his yearly salary of 6 million USD. He is one of the greatest ever soccer players produced by America.
1) Zlatan Ibrahimovic:
Who else but this legendary Swedish to top the list! Zlatan is such an iconic character. He is a very very special footballer. He is phenomenal on the pitch and also tremendous off the pitch. The former Sweden international also sits among the most popular footballers in the world. He plays for LA Galaxy and earns no less than $7.2 million per year. So he is the highest-paid player in the MLS.