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TOP 10: Ex-Fulham ace Dempsey no.1 in MLS ahead of ex-Roma and former Tottenham stars

Clint Dempsey is the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer according to figures released by the MLS Players Union.

The Seattle Sounders star and USA national team captain earns $6.695 million a year making him the highest-earning player in North America's top flight.

Dempsey's salary betters two new players to MLS - Toronto FC pair Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe - with the ex-AS Roma midfielder earning $6.5m and former Tottenham striker Defoe raking in $6.18m annually.

LA Galaxy pair Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane are next with earnings of $4.583m and $4.5m respectively while New York Red Bulls duo Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill come in at sixth and seventh on the list.

Highest-paid MLS players for 2014

1. Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders) - $6.695million 2. Michael Bradley (Toronto FC) - $6.5m 3. Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC) - $6.18m 4. Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) - $4.583m 5. Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) - $4.5m

6. Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls) - $4.35m 7. Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls) - $3.625m 8. Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact) - $2.6m 9. Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders) - $1.753m 10. Pedro Morales (Vancouver Whitecaps) - $1.41m

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