The US Major League Soccer is no more a haven for retirees because younger players are ditching Europe for America in recent years. Former Manchester United stars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney are shining in MLS. The two legendary strikers refused to accept their best days are behind them by signing for LA Galaxy and DC United to continue scoring goals. Today, we want to focus on highest paid stars in US Major League Soccer.
6. David Villa- £4.3m Full Package
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 7, 2017
2010 World Cup winner with Spain David Villa is still going strong in US Major League Soccer. The legendary striker has netted 76 goals in 119 matches for New York City FC. He has played there for 4 years now and he is only 36 years. The MLS club pays him salary full package of £4.3m.
5. Giovani dos Santos- £4.6m Full package
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) August 12, 2018
Former Tottenham Hotspurs forward and Barcelona youth product Giovani dos Santos is finally enjoying his football in US Major League Soccer. He signed for LA Galaxy in 2015 and he actually earns more money than the star of the team Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Mexican attacker takes home a full package of £4.6m.
4. Bastian Schweinsteiger- £4.7m Full Package
Rooney greets former Man United team-mate Bastian Schweinsteiger, now of Chicago Fire pic.twitter.com/9AtRu7VMFn
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) October 18, 2018
2014 Germany World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger is enjoying his retirement in US Major League Soccer. The former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder play for Chicago Fire. He takes home a total package of £4.7m.