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Ex-Chelsea defender Mancienne highest paid in MLS

Former Chelsea and Hamburg defender Michael Mancienne is among the highest paid players in MLS.

Indeed, the New England Revolution have made Mancienne the highest paid defender in the league.

He inked an 18-month deal and is one of only two defenders earning in excess of $1million, taking home $1.28m.

His season will end on Sunday, after the Revs final regular season game, having failed to reach the play-offs.

Mancienne, who has also played for Wolves, declared in August that he couldn't turn down the chance of a new start in the US.

“It was just an exciting opportunity," said Mancienne. “It was something that I couldn't turn down. I had other options in England, but to be honest this was something that was amazing. I think it's beautiful.

“[Coach Brad Friedel] is a massive name. He's had a great career. He's got bundles of experience, so I'm really looking forward to working underneath him, to learning from him and hopefully doing really well for him."

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