Ex-Fulham, Tottenham ace Dempsey highest-paid in MLS

Seattle Sounders star Clint Dempsey is the new highest-paid player in Major League Soccer.

The 30-year old USA international has topped the MLS earners list according to the MLS Players Union with his salary of more than $5million.

The former Fulham and Tottenham forward has taken the mantle from New York Red Bulls ace Thierry Henry, who brings over $4million, while LA Galaxy skipper Robbie Keane, Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill and Keane’s Galaxy mate Landon Donovan come in just behind.

MLS Player Union top earners - Players who earn $1m-plus

1. Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders) - $5,038,566
2. Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls) - $4,350,000
3. Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) - $4,333,333
4. Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls) - $3,625,000
5. Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) - $2,500,000
6. Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact) - $1,937,508
7. Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders) - $1,725,000
8. Danny Koevermans (Toronto FC) - $1,663,323
9. Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps) - $1,124,992

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