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Dempsey is highest-paid player
by Paul Kennedy, August 9th, 2013 8:55PM
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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The contract Clint Dempsey signed with MLS to play for the Seattle Sounders makes him the highest-paid player in the league and just one of nine players making more than $1,000,000 a year in guaranteed compensation, according to the salary information released by MLS Players' Union. His guaranteed salary of $5,038,567 is more than double the salary of the next highest-paid American, Landon Donovan.

Dempsey and Donovan are the only Americans making more than $1 million in guaranteed compensation and only two of three Americans who are Designated Players along with Chris Wondolowski.

Graham Zusi (Sporting KC) is now the fourth highest-paid American after having his contract rewritten thanks to the use of MLS's new retention funds.

(Click here for MLS Players' Union salary information.)

2013 Top 10 MLS Earners
(Guaranteed Compensation)

$5,038,567 Clint Dempsey (Seattle)
$4,350,000 Thierry Henry (New York)
$4,333,333 Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)
$3,625,000 Tim Cahill (New York)
$2,500,000 Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
$1,937,508 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
$1,725,000 Obafemi Martins (Seattle)
$1,663,323 Danny Koevermans (Toronto FC)
$1,124,992 Kenny Miller (Vancouver)
$856,000 *Fredy Montero (Seattle)
*On loan to Sporting (Portugal).

2013 Top 10 MLS U.S. Earners
(Guaranteed Compensation)
$5,038,567 Clint Dempsey (Seattle)
$2,500,000 Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
$600,000 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)
$383,250 Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)
$375,000 Jay DeMerit (Vancouver)
$372,063 Brad Davis (Houston)
$361,250 Chad Marshall (Columbus)
$361,000 Chris Pontius (D.C United)
$342,500 Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas)
$342,000 Clarence Goodson (San Jose)


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