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The list of players in the MLS Millionaire Club continues to grow with 23 players on this year’s list after the MLS Players’ Union released the 2016 salaries and guaranteed compensation.

The Colorado Rapids, who are currently on top of the MLS Western Conference, that added players to the list this year with the signings of Tim Howard, who will not play until the July transfer window, and Shkelzen Gashi.

The largest increase in spending was seen ahead of the 2015 season with 8 of the top 10 players on the list joining last year.

Michael Bradley (3), Jozy Altidore (8), Clint Dempsey (9), and Tim Howard (12) are the only U.S. players on the list.

2016 MLS Millionaire Club
PLAYER (YEAR) TEAM (GUARANTEED COMP.)
1. Kaka (2015), Orlando City ($7,167,500)
2. Sebastian Giovinco (2015), Toronto FC ($7,115,556)
3. Michael Bradley (2014), Toronto FC ($6,500,000)
4. Steven Gerrard (2015), LA Galaxy ($6,132,000)
5. Frank Lampard (2015), New York City ($6,000,000)
6. Andrea Pirlo (2015), New York City ($5,915,690)
7. David Villa (2015), New York City ($5,610,000)
8. Jozy Altidore (2015), Toronto FC ($4,825,000)
9. Clint Dempsey (2013), Seattle ($4,605,941)
10. Giovani Dos Santos (2015), LA Galaxy ($4,250,000)
11. *Robbie Keane(2011), LA Galaxy ($3,500,000)
12. Tim Howard (2016), Colorado ($2,575,000)
13. Didier Drogba (2015), Montreal ($2,166,667)
14. Shkelzen Gashi (2016), Colorado ($1,668,750)
15. Juan Manuel Martinez (2015), Real Salt Lake ($1,458,667)
16. Nelson Valdez (2015), Seattle ($1,455,000)
17. Innocent Emeghara (2015), San Jose ($1,300,000)
18. Pedro Morales (2014), Vancouver ($1,258,900)
19. Liam Ridgewell (2014), Portland ($1,250,000)
20. *Federico Higuain (2012), Columbus ($1,175,000)
21. Gilberto  (2014), Chicago ($1,145,000)
22. Kevin Doyle (2015), Columbus ($1,120,000)
23. *Kei Kamara (2015), New England ($1,000,000)
Note: Year entered league or returned to the league.
*Contract upgraded or renewed.

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