Who is the highest-paid player in MLS 2022? This question is one of the most asked and answering it, can clarify if the players perform according to what they receive.
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Major League Soccer clubs are in Week 8 and the duels have been exciting, but what worries fans now are not the results.
It's which player on which team is earning the most, to make sure their favorite stars are getting the recognition, and the pay they deserve for their work.
So, here is the answer to this question that has been one of the most repeated by the league's fans.
Who is the highest-paid player in MLS 2022?
The highest-paid player in MLS 2022 is none other than Mexico's Carlos Vela, who in his debut in the 2022 campaign scored a hat-trick against the Colorado Rapids, so his salary is more than justified.
And the player scored again a couple of weeks later against the Vancouver Whitecaps, and with 1 of his goals, his team could easily dominate the match.
But Vela's job is not only to score goals but also to give his team more attacking depth, so his $6 million salarie is well justified.
It is this same attacking depth of the Mexican that has made possible the goals of his other teammates up front, Brian Rodriguez and Kwadwo Opoku.
And with 4 goals in this tournament, Vela shows no signs of slowing down.
Who is the second highest-paid player in MLS 2022?
In second place is another Mexican player: Javier Hernández Balcázar, better known as "Chicharito", who has become the most powerful weapon in the LA Galaxy's forward line.
"Chicharito" earns a salary of US$5.79 million, which has been more than well spent as the player has been one of the most prolific scorers of the season.
Currently, Hernández Balcázar has scored 5 goals, and even beat Vela in El Tráfico, the Los Angeles city derby in which LAFC and LA Galaxy clashed to see which is the better club in town.
And "Chicharito" scored in that match, to propel his team to a 2-1 win over LAFC. For this reason, it is worth knowing the other players that make up the top three of the highest-paid players in MLS.
The highest-paid players in MLS 2022
1. Carlos Vela of LAFC: 6.3 million dollars.
2. Javier "Chicharito" Hernández of LA Galaxy: 6 million dollars.
3. Gonzalo "Pipita" Higuaín of Inter Miami: 5.79 million dollars
4. Alejandro Pozuelo of Toronto FC: 4.69 million dollars
5. Luiz Araujo of Atlanta United: 4.69 million dollars
6. Josef Martinez of Atlanta United: 3.89 million dollars
7. Jozy Altidore of Toronto FC: 3.6 million dollars
8. Maxi Moralez of NYCFC: 3. 28 million dollars