Carlos Vela is the highest paid player in MLS


Toronto FC’s Alejandro Pozuelo and Jozy Altidore rank fourth and sixth on the MLS salary scale, according to figures released Thursday by the Players Association.

Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela tops the list with $ 6.3 million, ahead of Los Angeles Galaxy forward Javier Hernandez with $ 6 million and Inter Miami forward Gonzalo Higuain with $ 5.79 million.

Spain’s TFC playmaker Pozuelo is next at $ 4.69 million with Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez fifth at $ 3.89 million.

Altidore is sixth at $ 3.6 million, followed by Inter Miami midfielder / striker Rodolfo Pizarro ($ 3.35 million), New York City FC midfielder Maxi Moralez (3, $ 29 million), CF Montreal midfielder Victor Wanyama ($ 3.09 million) and FC Dallas striker Franco Jara ($ 2.98 million).

Canadian forward Lucas Cavallini leads the Vancouver Whitecaps to $ 1.36 million.

MLSPA figures date back to April 15, ahead of signings like that of TFC’s Yeferson Soteldo.

This is the first time that salaries have been released since the league’s new collective agreement signed in February 2020. The union says the average base salary for non-designated senior players is $ 398,725

Toronto has four players who win over $ 1 million. Soteldo is probably on this list. Captain Michael Bradley makes $ 1.5 million while defenseman Omar Gonzalez is $ 1.06 million. Defenseman Chris Mavinga is next with $ 887,500, followed by Canadian midfielder Jonathan Osorio with $ 876,250.

Montreal has three players worth over a million dollars with Wanyama. Defenseman Kiki Struna is $ 1.21 million and forward Bjorn Johnsen is $ 1.04 million. Forward Romell Quioto is next with $ 885,000, just ahead of defenseman Rudy Camacho with $ 849,153.

Full-back Ali Adnan, at $ 1.23 million, is second behind Cavallini among Whitecap employees. Brazilian midfielder Caio Alexandre is next with $ 539,583, followed by defenseman Erik Godoy with $ 450,000 and forward Cristian Dajome with $ 447,917.



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