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Saturday 22 October 2016

Keane takes $1m Galaxy pay cut

Published 20/05/2016 | 02:30

Robbie Keane. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Robbie Keane. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Robbie Keane's LA Galaxy salary has dropped by $1m but he remains in the top 11 highest paid players in the MLS.

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Keane's annual wage is now $3.5m (€3.1m), a fall from $4.5m under his previous contract. The LA Galaxy skipper is earning considerably less than his new team-mate Steven Gerrard who was signed on a package that guarantees him $6.13m per annum. Ex-Spurs midfielder Giovani Dos Santos commands $4.25m for his contribution to Galaxy. He is 10th, just ahead of Keane.

Brazilian legend Kaka is top of the list revealed by the MLS Players Union. The Orlando player is on $7.16m, just ahead of Toronto's Italian playmaker Sebastian Giovinco who receives $7.15m.

US captain Michael Bradley, another Toronto employee, collects $6.5m to be third on the list with Gerrard fourth and the underperforming Frank Lampard fifth on account of the $6m he is paid by New York City FC.

Kevin Doyle is 22nd on the list with the Colorado Rapids centre-forward assured a salary of $1.12m. His colleague Sean St Ledger is on a $194,375 wage.

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