Keane's $4 million salary tops in MLS

The LA Galaxy forward is one of eight MLS players earning seven figures, according to the salary list published by the MLS Players' Union.
Move over Thierry Henry, there is a new player earning Major League Soccer's highest salary.

Robbie Keane's $4 million base salary is tops in the league, supplanting the New York Red Bulls forward from that distinction, according to figures released by the MLS Players' Union on Monday.

Henry's $3.75 million base salary is down from $5 million a season ago, but his guaranteed compensation, which takes into account guaranteed bonuses annualized over the course of a player's contract, is a league-high $4.35 million. Keane's guaranteed compensation is a shade less at $4,333,333.33.

The international stars are two of eight players in the league making seven figures in base salary. The others are Henry's teammate Tim Cahill ($3.5 million); Keane's teammate Landon Donovan ($2.5 million); Seattle Sounders new signing Obafemi Martins ($1.6 million); injured Toronto FC striker Danny Koevermans ($1.25 million); Vancouver Whitecaps forward Kenny Miller ($1,114,992) and Montreal Impact striker Marco Di Vaio ($1,000,008).

As for some of the U.S. internationals who have increased their pay substantially, Chris Wondolowski's Designated Player deal with San Jose has him earning a $550,000 salary this season (up from $300,000 in 2012); Chris Pontius' new deal has the D.C. winger earning $330,000 (up from $155,00 last season); Sporting KC center back Matt Besler nearly doubled his previous salary (up to $180,000 from $91,751) while teammate Graham Zusi is earning $140,000 (up from $105,000 a season ago).

The entire list can be seen on the MLS Players' Union official website.

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