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Robbie Keane revealed as MLS top earner on $4million-a-year

Published 07/05/2013|11:11

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Robbie Keane with David Beckham after LA Galaxy won the MLS Cup championship in California last Sunday.

New figures released by the MLS reveal that Robbie Keane has the highest base salary in the league raking in $4million per annum.

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Ireland's record goalscorer falls marginally behind Thierry Henry when bonuses are taken into account.

Keane has the highest base salary at $4 million, an increase from $2,917,241 in 2011, and his total rose to $4,333,333 from $3,417,243 after helping the Galaxy win their second straight MLS title.

Henry’s salary dropped from $5 million to $3.75m in the last year, however the Frenchman does retain a total payment of $4.35m, placing him just ahead of the Tallaght native.

Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill was third ($3.5 million base, $3,625,000 total), followed by Keane's LA Galaxy team mate Landon Donovan ($2.5 million base and total) and Montreal forward Marco Di Vaio ($1,000,008, $1,937,508).

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