The highest-paid MLS players list for 2022 is out, with all data correct as of April 15, 2022.
Chicago Fire FC midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player.
According to data from the MLS Players Association, Shaqiri will earn a guaranteed compensation of $8.15 million. The Swiss makes roughly $7,350,000 in his base salary. He signed a Designated Player contract to join Chicago last February from French club Lyon.
Sitting second on the list is Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez. The Mexican forward, who plays for LA Galaxy, has a guaranteed compensation of $6 million. Inter Miami’s Gonzalo Higuain completes the top three at $5.79 million.
Carlos Salcedo is the best-paid MLS defender. The Toronto FC star earns just under $2.4 million. Columbus Crew’s Eloy Room, meanwhile, makes the most money of any goalkeeper in the league at $883,000.
Here is a list of the top 20 highest-paid MLS players
|1.||Xherdan Shaqiri||Chicago Fire||$8,153,000.00|
|2.||Javier Hernandez||LA Galaxy||$6,000,000.00|
|3.||Gonzalo Higuaín||Inter Miami||$5,793,750.00|
|4.||Alejandro Pozuelo||Toronto FC||$4,693,000.00|
|5.||Jozy Altidore||New England||$4,264,963.00|
|6.||Josef Martinez||Atlanta United||$4,141,667.00|
|8.||Luis Araújo||Atalanta United||$3,700,000.00|
|9.||Lucas Zelarayán||Columbus Crew||$3,545,833.00|
|10.||Carles Gil||New England||$3,350,000.00|
|11.||Rodolfo Pizarro||Inter Miami||$3,350,000.00|
|12.||Nicolás Lodeiro||Seattle Sounders||$3,256,667.00|
|13.||Franco Jara||FC Dallas||$3,227,000.00|
|14.||Raúl Ruidíaz||Seattle Sounders||$3,201,120.00|
|16.||Douglas Costa||LA Galaxy||$3,000,000.00|
|17.||Adrien Hunou||Minnesota United||$2,687,702.00|
|18.||Gustavo Bou||New England||$2,675,000.00|
|19.||Gastón Gimenez||Chicago Fire||$2,360,667.00|
|20.||Carlos Salcedo||Toronto FC||$2,351,000.00|