Highest Paid MLS Players 2022-23

MLS (Major League Soccer) is an official football league of the USA & Canada, which consists of 26 teams 23 from the USA and the rest 3 from Canada. It is one of the most popular games in the USA and Canada. All teams are committed to winning. They offer swollen money to the best players for hiring them. A professional footballer makes considerable money from this league. According to many reliable surveys, we make a list of the salary of MLS players. Chicago Fire winger Xherdan Shaqiri is at the top of the list. He is the highest-paid MLS player right now. He gets $8,153,000 USD annually from Chicago Fire. On the other hand, Javier Hernandez, Gonzalo Higuain, and Alejandro Pozuelo make $6,000,000, $5,793,750, and $4,693,000 respectively from their teams.

The following list is about the annual salary of MLS players, which is based on authentic information from different sources.

Let’s have a look at a glance.

Highest Paid MLS Players 2022

MLS Players
Team Salary (Annual)
Xherdan Shaqiri Chicago Fire $8,153,000
Javier Hernandez LA Galaxy $6,000,000
Gonzalo Higuain Inter Miami $5,793,750
Alejandro Pozuelo Inter Miami $4,693,000
Josef Martinez Atlanta United $4,141,667
Carlos Vela LAFC $4,050,000
Luiz Araújo Atlanta United $3,941,667
Lucas Zelarayán Columbus Crew $3,700,000
Carles Gil New England Revolution $3,545,833
Nicolás Lodeiro Seattle Sounders $3,256,667
Franco Jara FC Dallas $3,227,000
Victor Wanyama Montréal $3,091,667
Douglas Costa LA Galaxy $3,000,000
Rodolfo Pizarro Inter Miami $3,050,000
Adrien Hunou Minnesota United $2,687,702
Gustavo Bou:  New England Revolution $2,675,000
Franco Jara FC Dallas $2,540,000
Victor Wanyama Montereal $2,400,000
Gastón Giménez Chicago Fire $2,360,667
Carlos Salcedo Toronto FC $2,351,000
Thiago Almada Atlanta United $2,332,000
Karol Swiderski Charlotte FC $2,200,000
Ezequiel Barco Atlanta United $2,200,000
Sebastian Driussi Austin FC $2,200,000
Cecilio Dominguez Austin FC $1,530,000.
Yuya Kubo FC Cincinnati $1,091,000
Miles Robinson Atlanta United $700,000


A brief description of top-ranked MLS players

Xherdan Shaqiri 

Switzerland national team midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri inks 2 years contract with Chicago Fire, which will run out at the end of 2024. Chicago Fire paid an $8 million gross transfer fee to Olympique Lyon, Shaqiri’s previous team. 

Xherdan Shaqiri’s football career is glaring. he witnessed the 2010, 2014, and 2018 FIFA World Cups for his country Switzerland. He began his career in FC Basal when he was in Switzerland’s Under 17 team. Later he moved to many teams like Inter Miami, Liverpool, and Olympique Lyon. He left Olympique Lyon in 2021 and joined Chicago Fire the following year 2022. He gets $8,153,000 USD annually which made him the highest-paid MLS player.

Javier Hernandez

Mexican striker Javier Hernandez plays for MLS (Major League Soccer) team LA Galaxy. He signed a three years contract with LA Galaxy. Previously he played for many clubs like Manchester United, Real Madrid, Sevilla and so on. He started his career at his home ground club Guadalajara in 2006. Within one year he was selected for Mexico National under 19  team in 2007. In 2009 he was promoted to Mexico National team. He has represented Mexico at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Copa América Centenario, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Since 2020 he has been playing for LA Galaxy and the club pays him $6,000,000 annually. It is the second-highest salary in MLS.

Gonzalo Higuain

Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain had played for many teams like Chelsea, Juventus, Real Madrid, Napoli, and others. In 2020, he joined Inter Miami for two years. He grew up in a football-playing environment because his father was a professional footballer and his brother also is a footballer. He represented his country in 

the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2015 Copa America. In 2019 he announced his retirement from international football. Higuaín retired at the end of Inter Miami’s 2022 MLS season

Alejandro Pozuelo

Spanish midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo played for Toronto FC from 2019 to 2022. He was traded to Inter Miami CF for $150,000 in General Allocation Money, on 7 July 2022. He began his club career in 2010, and from the beginning, he is a familiar face in MLS clubs. As an attacking midfielder, he is remarkable to all MLS clubs. Now he is preparing for the upcoming season with Inter Miami teammates.

Josef Martinez

Josef Martinez has signed a new five-year contract with Atlanta United. He is Venezuela’s National team player who won MLS MVP and Golden Boot in 2018. For the club Caracas, he started playing in 2010. Later he played for many other teams, in 2011 he enrolled in the Vanazuala Nationa team Unter 20, and later after being promoted to the National team, Since 2011 he has been playing in the National team. He is one of the top highest-paid MLS players.


Disclaimer: The above content is based on some authentic information that is very consciously derived, it may be updated at any time by the authority if needed.

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