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MLS Players Association releases player salaries

See the salary information for each MLS player, which is released yearly by the MLSPA

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Major League Soccer Players’ Association has released the 2019-2020 player salaries for every player in the league. The salary guide provides the base salary and guaranteed compensation for the league’s players, as well as some context to where current salaries compare to years past.

To no one’s surprise, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the league’s highest-earner, bringing in a cool $7.2 million in guaranteed compensation. MLS’ second-highest paid player doesn’t currently have a team, with former Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos making $6.5 million this year. Below is a list of the league’s top ten highest-paid players.

Major League Soccer’s Highest Earners

Rank Player Club Position Guaranteed Compensation
Rank Player Club Position Guaranteed Compensation
1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA Galaxy F $7,200,000.00
2 Giovani dos Santos N/A F $6,500,000.00
3 Michael Bradley Toronto FC M $6,428,571.00
4 Jozy Altidore Toronto FC F $6,332,250.00
5 Carlos Vela LAFC M-F $6,300,000.00
6 Bastian Schweinsteiger Chicago Fire M $5,600,000.00
7 Ignacio Piatti Montreal Impact M-F $4,443,333.00
8 Alejandro Pozuelo Melero Toronto FC M-F $3,800,000.00
9 Wayne Rooney DC United F $3,507,500.00
10 Josef Martinez Atlanta United F $3,058,333.00

For FC Dallas, Carlos Gruezo is the team’s most-expensive player, making a guaranteed $1.02 million this year. He’s followed by Reto Zeigler at $870,000 and Bryan Acosta at $650,000.

Most interesting among this information is often the salaries of new acquisitions like Acosta. Other new arrivals for this season include Zdenek Ondrasek, who’s making $522,250 and Bressan, who’ll be bringing in $521,931.

If you’re looking to feel bad about yourself, Thomas Roberts only turned 18 a month ago and is already earning $138,000 per year.

Here’s a look at the highest earners for FC Dallas:

FC Dallas Salary Top 10

Rank Player Position Guaranteed Compensation
Rank Player Position Guaranteed Compensation
1 Carlos Gruezo D-M $1,025,750.00
2 Reto Ziegler D $870,000.00
3 Bryan Acosta M $650,000.00
4 Santiago Mosquera M-F $591,400.00
5 Cristian Colman F $585,000.00
6 Matt Hedges D $575,008.00
7 Zdenek Ondrasek F $522,250.00
8 Bressan D $521,931.00
9 Michael Barrios M-F $500,000.00
10 Pablo Aranguiz M-F $466,667.00