Andre Blake continues to be  the highest  paid Caribbean MLS player 

Reggae  Boys  captain  and  goalkeeper  Andre  Blake  continues  to  be  the  highest  paid  Caribbean MLS player  with  a  base salary  of  775  thousand  dollars  and  a  total  compensation  of  894 thousand  375  dollars.

This  while  Chicago Fire midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri remains as major league soccer’s highest-paid player this year,   with  the   league’s average salary  climbing  by   3.1% to $473,292, according to figures released today  by the MLS players association.

bottom  of  the  table  Toronto fc  surpassed Atlanta as the team with the highest payroll at $25.7 million followed by the la galaxy at $23.5 million, according to figures released today  by the MLS players association.

Montreal was the lowest of the 29 teams at $10.5 million, just behind expansion franchise st. louis at $10.9 million……the new York Red bulls and Orlando were at about $11.2 million.

Shaqiri   has a $7.35 million base salary this year and $8,153,000 in total compensation……………. Blake sits  at  the  top  of  the  pay  list  for  Jamaicans  ahead  of  core  Burke  of  the   New  York  red  bulls  at  500  thousand  dollars  and  guaranteed  571  thousand  871  dollars….Kemar  Lawrence  also  has  a  base  salary  of  500  thousand  dollars,  with  Damion  Lowe  of  the  Philadelphia  union   250 thousand  dollars, with  the  experience  Alvas  Powell  of  FC  Cincinnati  at  190  thousand  dollars.

In all, league payrolls totaled just under $460 million, up 17% from $394 million at the start of last season.

There are 112 players at $1 million or more in total compensation, up from 93 at the start of last season, and 290 at $500,000 or higher, up   from 242.


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