Brazilian star Kaka is the highest earner in the MLS, while Ashley Cole’s salary is dwarfed in comparison, it has been revealed.
Kaka’s weekly wage of £108,000 at Orlando City tops the bill in Major League Soccer, with the former AC Milan star ahead of another ex-Serie A man in Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto, who earns £5.5m/year.
Former Premier League players Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore also feature in the top 10, while New York City duo Andrea Pirlo and David Villa earn £88,000 and £85,000 a week respectively.
Ex Spurs and Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey earns £58,000-a-week at the Seattle Sounders, while former Manchester United man Bastian Schweinsteiger gets £80,000 following his move.
The figures, which we released by the league, show that former Arsenal and Chelsea full-back Ashley Cole gets just over £5,000 a week at LA Galaxy. However, he is thought to make more than that when bonuses are taken into account.
Liam Ridgewell is on nearly £10,000 a week at Portland Timbers, and Bradley Wright-Phillips gets more than £22,000 a week at New York Red Bulls.
The Daily Mail notes that there are 84 players making the league-minimum salary of £41,290 annually, which works out at £794 a week.