Soccer truly is ‘the world’s game’ and you need no more evidence than the cosmopolitan makeup of Major League Soccer. Not only has MLS broken down the cultural makeup by the numbers they have also created some great graphics.
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The Portland Timbers won the MLS Cup at the end of the season but who were the biggest winners off the pitch? Kaka of Orlando City SC was the best-paid player in the MLS with a salary of $7.2 million. Two players from Toronto FC, Sebastian Giovinco and Michael Bradley came second and third with $7.1 and $6.5 million respectively. Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, two stalwarths of the English game have also enjoyed a lucrative time in the states, earning about $6 million each.
This chart shows the annual salary of MLS players in 2016.
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