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Steven Gerrard is earning a lot more than Robbie Keane at LA Galaxy

Published 17/07/2015 | 20:37

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane and team mate Steven Gerrard
Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane and team mate Steven Gerrard

Robbie Keane just about scrapes into the top 10 best paid players in the MLS.

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The Tallaght native earns a cool $4.5m-a-year but last year's MLS MVP is way behind the highest earners in the league.

Former Real Madrid and AC Milan star Kaka tops the list pulling in $7.16m in his first year with Orlando City SC.

Toronto FC’s Italian player Sebastian Giovinco is second ahead of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.

Gerrard rakes in $6.3m this year with Lampard receiving $6m from New York City FC.

Keane is ninth on the list.

Highest-earning players in MLS 2015 (figures in US dollars):

1) Kaka, Orlando City SC – 7.16m

2) Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto FC – 7.11m

3) Michael Bradley, Toronto FC – 6.5m

4) Steven Gerrard, LA Galaxy – 6.3m

5) Frank Lampard, New York City FC – 6m

6) David Villa, New York City FC – 5.6m

7) Jozy Altidore, Toronto FC – 4.7m

8) Clint Dempsey, Seattle Sounders – 4.6m

9) Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy – 4.5m

10) Giovanni dos Santos, LA Galaxy – 4.1m

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