Recently released were the salaries of the highest paid players in the MLS. Very interesting reading considering that many football players in the MLS (Major League Soccer – USA) receive annually between $30-$100,000.
Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry is Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player for the second straight season, edging Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane.
Henry remained No. 1 despite a drop in his base salary from $5 million to $3.75 million, according to figures released Monday by the MLS Players Union. Henry’s total pay fell from $5.6 million to $4.35 million, Keane has the highest base salary at $4 million, an increase from $2,917,241 last season, and his total rose to $4,333,333 from $3,417,243 after helping the Galaxy win their second straight MLS title.
Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill was third ($3.5 million base, $3,625,000 total), followed by Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan ($2.5 million base and total) and Montreal forward Marco Di Vaio ($1,000,008, $1,937,508)
Information taken from Sports Illustrated
Football works very differently in the US, when it comes to transfer budgets and salaries, there are salary caps and caps on the number of international players permitted to play in a team at once, therefore hindering the possible growth of an otherwise would be lucrative sport in the US. If the US wants to progress in world football, one of their first endeavors would be to learn from the rest of the world when it comes to transfers and salaries in Football.