Schweinsteiger seventh highest wage in MLS – Kaka top

Schweinsteiger

Orlando City midfielder Kaka will be the highest paid player in Major League Soccer this season, with Chicago Fire’s Bastian Schweinsteiger seventh.

Brazil legend Kaka, 35, will receive a “guaranteed compensation” of £5.6m, with ex-Manchester United midfielder Schweinsteiger, 32, earning £4.2m.

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

The MLS releases the salary information annually[1] – it does not include bonuses.

Meanwhile, former England international left-back Ashley Cole, 36, will be paid £294,283 this season by LA Galaxy.

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

*salaries correct at current exchange rate.

References

  1. ^ releases the salary information annually (www.mlsplayers.org)

BBC Sport – Football

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