Wednesday 13 December 2017

Robbie Keane slips outside the MLS Top Five highest paid for the first time

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles makes a save to foil Robbie Keane during Sunday night's match at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles. Photo credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane is now the seventh highest-paid player in the MLS with a salary of $4.5m-a-year.

It is the first time the Dubliner finds himself outside the Top Five since his move from Tottenham Hotspur in August 2011 despite bosting his earnings by $167,000 this year.

Only Thierry Henry earned more than Ireland's record goalscorer last year but he now finds himself behind the likes of former team-mate Jermaine Defoe, American stars Michael Bradley, Landon Donovan  and Clint Dempsey, Kaka and Henry ahead of him.

Here's a list of the top 10:

1. Kaka, Orlando City: $7.17 million

2. Clint Dempsey, Seattle Sounders: $6.7 million

3. Michael Bradley, Toronto FC: $6.5 million

4. Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC: $6.18 million

5. Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy: $4.58 million

6. Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls: $4.35 million

7. Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy: $4.5 million

8. Tim Cahill, New York Red Bulls: $3.63 million

9. Jermaine Jones, New England Revolution: $3.25 million

10. Marco Di Vaio, Montreal Impact: $2.6 million

The figures are released by the Major League Soccer Players Union.

Keane has been in fine form for the LA Galaxy, scoring a brace in their victory over New York Red Bulls over the weekend.

His first goal was a sublime effort, enjoy it below:

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