Henry remains highest-paid MLS player

May 6, 2013
By Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry is Major League Soccer's highest-paid player for the second straight season, edging Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane.

Henry remained No. 1 despite a drop in his base salary from $5 million to $3.75 million, according to figures released Monday by the MLS Players Union. Henry's total compensation fell from $5.6 million to $4.35 million,

Keane has the highest base salary at $4 million, an increase from $2,917,241 last season, and his total rose to $4,333,333 from $3,417,243 after helping the Galaxy win their second straight MLS title.

Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill was third ($3.5 million base, $3,625,000 total), followed by Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan ($2.5 million base and total), Montreal forward Marco Di Vaio ($1,000,008, $1,937,508), Seattle forward Obafemi Martins ($1.6 million, $1,725,000), Toronto forward Danny Koevermans ($1.25 million, $1,663,323) and Vancouver forward Kenny Miller ($1,114,992, $1,132,492).

There are just eight players in the league making $1 million or more, one fewer than last year.