Top Stories

MLS salaries revealed


Some of the newest Designated Players in MLS are going to be getting a nice paycheck for their contribution this half of the fall.

MLS Players Union released a survey of current player salaries, as of August 12. David Beckham still leads the way, with compensation of $6.5 million, while New York Red Bull forward Thierry Henry is second with $5.6 million guaranteed. Henry’s new teammate Rafa Marquez is slated to receive $5.54 million.

Here is what a few other DPs are making:

  • Branko Bošković, Midfielder, D.C. United – $516,000
  • Nery Castillo, Forward, Chicago – $1.4 million
  • Freddie Ljungberg, Midfielder, Chicago – $1.3 million
  • Alvaro Fernandez, Midfielder, Seattle – $300,000
  • Mista, Forward, Toronto – $987,337

What do you think about some of the new salaries? Who is getting paid too much?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Lapira played in the fricking Norge 2nd D… it is not near as good as MLS…sorry… Now it seems he is off to India…

  2. Castillo is waaaaay overpaid. That guy can’t even play in Ukraine. Not exactly a great league. This before we get into his character issues. Can’t stand that arrogant _____.

    Otherwise list looks okay. Beckham may be overpaid, if only because he plays about 10 games a season. 🙂

    Fernandez, I agree, is a steal.


Leave a Comment