Bradley, Defoe among highest-paid in MLS

Michael Bradley, left, and Jermain Defoe. (Nathan Denette/CP)

Toronto FC stars Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe are among the highest-paid players in Major League Soccer, according to the latest salary figures released by the MLS Players Union.

Bradley is making $6,500,000 (all figures US) this season, while Defoe is earning $6,180,000—good enough for second and third place overall.

Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey is the league’s top earner at $6,695,189.

There are 12 players in MLS earning at least one million dollars in 2014, including TFC’s Gilberto ($1,205,000), Robbie Keane ($4,500,000) and Landon Donovan ($4,583,333) of the LA Galaxy, and Thierry Henry ($4,350,000) and Tim Cahill ($3,625,000) of the New York Red Bulls.

Montreal Impact forward Marco Di Vaio ($2,600,000) and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Pedro Morales ($1,410,900) are the top-paid players on their clubs.

The top Canadian earner in the league is Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson ($325,000).

To see what every player in MLS is making this year, CLICK HERE

Over the first seven years of TFC’s existence the combined player salaries totaled $33 million. This year alone, the Reds have spent $16 million. Midfielder Jonathan Osorio and goalkeeper Joe Bendik were the biggest benefactors of TFC’s largesse, each getting around a $100,000 raise.


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