Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard among top 10 biggest earners in MLS

The American Major League Soccer has boomed over the last couple of seasons. A series of big football stars opted to join the MLS, in part due to financial reasons.

This week, the MLS Player’s Union released a report with the yearly wages of all the current MLS players. Orlando City’s and former AC Milan legend Ricardo Kaka leads the way with earnings of £4.95 million. Toronto FC’s and former Juventus player Sebastian ‘Mad Ant’ Giovinco is second with £4.94 million, with his team-mate Michael Bradley coming in third with £4.49 million.

Former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard and former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard fill out the top five, just edging Italian star Andrea Pirlo and Spanish striker David Villa. Gerrard has a yearly wage of £4.23 million, while Lampard has one of £4.14 million. Didier Droga doesn’t make the top ten, as he earns ‘only’ £1.5 million per year at Montreal.

The top 10:

1. Ricardo Kaka (Orlando City) £4.95 million

2. Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC) £4.94m

3. Michael Bradley (Toronto FC) £4.49m

4. Steven Gerrard (Los Angeles Galaxy) £4.23m

5. Frank Lampard (New York City) £4.14m

6. Andrea Pirlo (New York City) £4.09m

7. David Villa (New York City) £3.87m

8. Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC) £3.33m

9. Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders) £3.18m

10. Giovanni Dos Santos (Los Angeles Galaxy) £2.93m

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