The 18 Highest Paid MLS Players In 2019

Big players get big money. Also Michael Bradley.

The MLS Players Association has released data for the 2019 season this week, so now we know who is making the big bucks in this year's MLS campaign. This season's list was chock-full of newcomers, with five of the 18 players on the list for MLS highest paid players 2019 debuting this season for their respective MLS Clubs.

The list also includes two released players, who are still getting paid despite watching the games from home. With last year's list-topper, Sebastian Giovinco, being sold to Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal this offseason, there has been a lot of movement amongst the top names compared to last season.

Without further ado, here are the MLS highest played players 2019.

MLS Highest Paid Players 2019

MLS Highest Paid Players 2019

#18 | Nicolas Gaitan | Chicago Fire | $2,197,504

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Gaitan was recently signed by Chicago from Chinese Super League Club Dalian Yinfang.

#17 | Yura Movsisyan | MLS | $2,273,750 

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Movisiyan is not currently playing in MLS.

#16 | Marco Fabian | Philadelphia Union | $2,274,087

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Marco Fabian was recently signed by the Philadelphia Union from Einctracht Frankfurt.

#15 | Carles Gil | New England Revolution | $2,337,500

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Recently signed for the New England Revolution from Deportiva La Coruna.

#14 | Diego Valeri | Portland Timbers | $2,420,000

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Valeri is a four-time MLS All-Star.

#13 | Tim Howard | Colorado Rapids | $2,475,000

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Howard has 120 caps with the U.S. National Team.

#12 | Nani | Orlando City SC | $2,486,250

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Nani was recently signed by Orlando SC from Sporting CP.

#11 | Nicolas Lodeiro | Seattle Sounders | $2,502,500

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Lodeiro had 16 assists in 2018.

#10 | Josef Martinez | Atlanta United | $3,058,333

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Martinez scored an MLS-record 31 goals last season.

#9 | Wayne Rooney | DC United | $3,507,500

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Rooney scored 12 goals in MLS last season.

#8 | Alejandro Pozeulo | Tortonto FC | $3,800,000

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Recently signed from KRC Genk.

#7 | Ignacio Piatti | Montreal Impact | $4,443,333

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Piatti had 16 goals and 13 assists last season.

#6 | Bastian Schweinsteiger | Chicago Fire | $5,600,000

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Schweinsteiger had two assists for Chicago last season.

#5 | Carlos Vela | LAFC | $6,300,000

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Vela is leading the league in goals this season with 16 through 16 matches.

#4 | Jozy Altidore | Toronto FC | $6,332,250

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Altidore scored seven goals last season with Toronto.

#2 (Tie) | Giovanni Dos Santos | MLS | $6,500,000

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Giovanni Dos Santos was released by the LA Galaxy in March.

#2 (Tie) | Michael Bradley | Toronto FC | $6,500,000

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Bradley had 5 assists for Toronto FC in 2018

#1 | Zlatan Ibrahimovic | LA Galaxy | $7,200,000

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Current salary is a record for largest in MLS history.

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