Although it is still far from reaching the elite, the Major League Soccer is one of the highest-paying leagues in the American continent. Figures of the stature of Chicharito Hernández, Carlos Vela and Gonzalo HIguaín decided to reach the championship, knowing the salaries and quality of life they offer.
However, an interesting trend has been the departure of established European footballers, since in recent years Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Bastian Schwensteiger, three references who also appeared on this list a few months ago, left the League.
The MLS has decided to stabilize a greater number of teams, betting that each one has franchise players (three) who can earn the highest salaries in the team. Mexican forward Carlos Vela is the highest paid player in MLS this season, with a total compensation of $ 6.3 million, including $ 4.5 million in salary, with Los Angeles FC.
His compatriot Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, who plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy, is second with $ 6 million, all in salary, according to figures released by the Major League Soccer players' union. Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuaín (Inter Miami) is third, with a compensation of $ 5,793,750, including a base salary of 5.1 million, followed by Spanish midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto FC), with a compensation of 4,693,000 , including $ 3.8 million in salary.