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It must be good to be Clint Dempsey right now.
The MLS Players Union released the latest list of MLS player salaries on Wednesday morning and Dempsey once again was at the very top. The Seattle Sounders attacker is currently earning slightly above $5 million, which is well ahead more of second-best-paid player Thierry Henry’s $4.35 million contract.
The other three players to round out the top five in MLS are LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane at $4.3 million, New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill at $3.6 million and Galaxy forward Landon Donovan at $2.5 million.
Other notable salaries are those of some of the newcomers to the league. LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo is making a little less than $82,000, New York Red Bulls fullback David Carney is on $167,000, Chicago Fire midfielder Egidio Arevalo Rios is earning $768,000, and New England Revolution forward Charlie Davies’s deal is just north of $59,000.
What do you think of these salaries? Do you see Dempsey being topped any time soon? Is Penedo the best bargain in MLS? Who is over/underpaid?
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