Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men’s professional soccer league which authorized by the United States Soccer Federation and represents the sport’s highest level in the United States. It was founded in 17 December, 1993. First season started with ten teams in 1996. There are many players who plays for MLS and honored by salaried with neatly. This paper is going to pick up the Top 60 MLS highest paid football Players 2019 though table. They are given below:
Top 60 MLS highest paid football Players 2019
|Position||Name||Club||Base salary||Total compensation|
|M||Bastian Schweinsteiger||Chicago Fire||$6,100,000.08||$6,100,000.08|
|M||Michael Bradley||Toronto FC||$6,000,000.00||$6,500,000.00|
|F||David Villa||New York City FC||$5,610,000.00||$5,610,000.00|
|F||Sebastian Giovinco||Toronto FC||$5,600,000.00||$7,115,555.67|
|F||Giovani dos Santos||LA Galaxy||$4,250,000.00||$6,000,000.00|
|F||Wayne Rooney||DC United||$2,769,230.88||$2,776,730.88|
|M||Diego Valeri||Portland Timbers||$2,320,000.00||$2,380,000.00|
|M||Jonathan dos Santos||LA Galaxy||$2,000,000.04||$2,000,000.04|
|GK||Tim Howard||Colorado Rapids||$2,000,000.00||$2,475,000.00|
|M||Maxi Moralez C||New York City F||$2,000,000.04||$2,000,000.04|
|F||Raul Ruidiaz||Seattle Sounders FC||$2,000,004.00||$2,000,004.00|
|M||Miguel Almiron||Atlanta United||$1,912,500.00||$2,297,000.00|
|F||Yura Movsisyan||Chicago Fire||$1,850,000.00||$2,073,750.00|
|M||Nicolas Lodeiro||Seattle Sounders FC||$1,800,000.00||$2,302,500.00|
|M||Borek Dockal||Philadelphia Union||$1,714,285.68||$1,714,285.68|
|F||Nemanja Nikolic||Chicago Fire||$1,700,000.04||$1,906,333.37|
|F||Darwin Quintero||Minnesota United||$1,650,000.00||$1,650,000.00|
|M||Felipe Gutierrez||Sporting Kansas City||$1,599,999.96||$1,649,999.96|
|F||Shkelzen Gashi||Colorado Rapids||$1,575,000.00||$1,668,750.00|
|M||Romain Alessandrini||LA Galaxy||$1,539,996.00||$1,869,996.00|
|F||Bradley Wright-Phillips||New York Red Bulls||$1,500,000.00||$1,635,000.00|
|F||Zlatan Ibrahimovic||LA Galaxy||$1,500,000.00||$1,500,000.00|
|M||Ezequiel Barco||Atlanta United||$1,425,000.00||$1,425,000.00|
|M||Victor Vazquez||Toronto FC||$1,365,000.00||$1,500,000.00|
|M||Johnny Russell||Sporting Kansas City||$1,331,578.92||$1,331,578.92|
|M||Valeri “Vako” Qazaishvili||San Jose Earthquakes||$1,325,004.00||$1,454,042.36|
|M||Sebastian Blanco||Portland Timbers||$1,300,008.00||$1,375,008.00|
|D||Michael Mancienne||New England Revolution||$1,284,768.00||$1,370,268.00|
|F||Fanendo Adi||FC Cincinnati||$1,275,000.00||$1,933,333.33|
|F||Josef Martinez||Atlanta United||$1,270,008.00||$1,387,318.00|
|M||David Accam||Philadelphia Union||$1,250,000.04||$1,250,000.04|
|M||Alejandro Bedoya||Philadelphia Union||$1,200,000.00||$1,266,250.00|
|F||Dom Dwyer||Orlando City SC||$1,200,000.00||$1,383,333.33|
|M||Aleksandar Katai||Chicago Fire||$1,200,000.00||$1,320,333.33|
|D||Rod Fanni||Montreal Impact||$1,200,000.00||$1,225,000.00|
|M||Ager Aketxe Barrutia||Toronto FC||$1,190,000.04||$1,295,000.04|
|M||Osvaldo Alonso||Seattle Sounders FC||$1,100,000.04||$1,141,667.04|
|M||Federico Higuain||Columbus Crew||$1,100,000.04||$1,100,000.04|
|M||Sacha Kljestan||Orlando City SC||$1,025,000.04||$1,100,000.04|
|F||Kei Kamara||Vancouver Whitecaps||$1,000,000.00||$1,000,000.00|
|M||Victor Rodriguez||Seattle Sounders FC||$999,999.96||$1,087,499.96|
|M||Zoltan Stieber||DC United||$999,999.96||$999,999.96|
|D||Andreu Fontas||Sporting Kansas City||$999,999.96||$999,999.96|
|M||Damir Kreilach||Real Salt Lake||$900,000.00||$1,013,333.33|
|F||Krisztian Nemeth||Sporting Kansas City||$900,000.00||$1,007,666.67|
|D||Jorgen Skjelvik||LA Galaxy||$900,000.00||$1,000,000.00|
|M||Roger Espinoza||Sporting Kansas City||$900,000.00||$900,000.00|
|M||Marc Rzatkowski||New York Red Bulls||$885,000.00||$976,166.66|
|M||Albert Rusnak||Real Salt Lake||$850,008.00||$925,820.50|
|F||Lucas Melano||Portland Timbers||$840,000.00||$840,000.00|
|D||Lamine Sane||Orlando City SC||$807,500.04||$855,000.04|
|M||Alejandro Silva||Montreal Impact||$800,040.00||$800,040.00|
|D||Gregory Van Der Wiel||Toronto FC||$800,000.04||$835,000.04|
|M||Saphir Taider||Montreal Impact||$800,000.04||$800,000.04|
|F||Chris Wondolowski||San Jose Earthquakes||$800,000.00||$800,000.00|
|D||Claude Dielna||New England Revolution||$780,000.00||$909,861.00|
|D||Jonathan Mensah||Columbus Crew||$774,996.00||$868,996.00|
|D||Reto Ziegler||FC Dallas||$750,000.00||$800,000.00|
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Although we uphold many footballer who plays Major League Soccer with different club but this is so tough to discuss them in details. So, we are going to discuss top 5 Major League Soccer. They are given below:
1. Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger is a German professional football player who was born on 1 August, 1984 in Kolbermoor, West Germany. He plays as a midfielder for Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire. Before starting professional career, he played as a wide midfielder. He joined Chicago Fire on 29 March, 2017. Schweinsteiger debuted for Chicago Fire, scoring in a 2–2 home draw against Montreal on 1 April, 2017.
He achieved several honor such as eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB-Pokal titles, a UEFA Champions League title, a FIFA Club World Cup title and a UEFA Super Cup title etc. Bastian Schweinsteiger base salary is around $6,100,000.08 which make him the highest paid of Major League Scorer.
Read More: Chicago Fire Players Salaries 2019
2. Michael Bradley
Michael Sheehan Bradley is an American professional soccer who was born on July 31, 1987. He plays as a midfielder with captaincy for Canadian club Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. AS Roma announced the sale of Bradley to Toronto FC of Major League Soccer for $10 million on 9 January, 2014. With many records, currently Michael Bradley scored twice for Toronto in their 3-1 win away against Philadelphia Union on March 2, 2019.
In Toronto FC, he achieved different awards such as MLS Cup in 2017; Supporters’ Shield in 2017; CONCACAF Champions League (Runner-up) in 2018; Canadian Championship in 2016, 2017, 2018; Eastern Conference (Playoffs) in 2016, 2017; Campeones Cup (Runner-up) in 2018 etc. Currently, he is considered as the second highest player in MLS with $6,000,000.00 salary and $6,500,000.00 total compensation.
3. David Villa
David Villa is a Spanish professional footballer who was born on 3 December, 1981. He plays as a striker for Japanese club Vissel Kobe and the Spain national team. Currently, he is considered as the best forwards of his generation, and one of the best Spanish strikers of all-time.
He left the Spanish Capital with a singular season and joined MLS franchise New York City, where he is the club’s record goalscorer and appearance maker. He declared his dearth from New York to relocate to Japan, in order to join Vissel Kobe in 2018. In New York City, he recorded 80 goals and 124 apps. At the present time, he is the third highest MLS player with $5,610,000.00 salary and $5,610,000.00 total compensation.
4. Sebastian Giovinco
Sebastian Giovinco is an Italian professional football player who is known as creative player for his excellent vision, technical skills, and an eye for goal, he is a free kick specialist and is capable of playing in several offensive positions. He was called as one of the 100 best footballers in the world by The Guardian, Four FourTwo, and L’Equipe in 2015. In Early 2015, he moved to Toronto FC of Major League Soccer.
He has honored several awards MLS Cup in 2017; Eastern Conference Championship (Playoffs) in 2016, 2017; Supporters’ Shield in 2017; Canadian Championship in 2016, 2017, 2018; Trillium Cup in2016, 2017 in Toronto FC. Sebastian Giovinco base salary is around $5,600,000.00 and total conpensation $7,115,555.67.
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5. Giovani dos Santos
Giovani dos Santos is a Mexican professional footballer who was born on May 11, 1989. He plays football as an attacking midfielder, winger and secondary striker. He played football at the early age. When he was at the age of 18, he joined of Spanish club Barcelona and played for their B team. In 2007, he was known to “Top 50 Most Exciting Teen Footballers” by World Soccer Magazine.
In 2015, he signed for LA Galaxy. He achieved some awards such as FIFA U17 World Championship in 2005; Olympic Gold Medal in 2012; CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2009, 2011, and 2015; MLS All-Star in 2016, and 2017 etc. Giovani dos Santos base salary is around $4,250,000.00 and total compensation is $6,000,000.00.