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Kenny Miller among top earners in US league

Kenny Miller celebrates a goal for Scotland. Miller is among the top earners in the MLS. Picture: Robert Perry

Kenny Miller celebrates a goal for Scotland. Miller is among the top earners in the MLS. Picture: Robert Perry

  • by PETER SIMPSON
 

FORMER Scotland captain Kenny Miller is one of just eight players in Major League Soccer earning over a million dollars per season, according to figures released by the league.

Miller will earn $1.13 million this season (£730,000). The former Rangers, Celtic and Hibernian striker has played just three of a possible eleven games for the Vancouver Whitecaps this season, scoring two goals.

Miller’s salary is almost ten-times that of the average MLS player. The total yearly payroll of the Major League Soccer is $89 million, which is less than half of what reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City pay their first-team squad.

In contrast, former Hearts midfielder Andrew Driver is set to earn just $95,000 (£61,000) this season at the Houston Dynamo. That figure is dwarfed by the salary of his teammate and fellow Scot Adam Moffat. The former Ross County and Elgin midfielder has played in the MLS since 2007, and stands to make $161,000 (£103,000) this term.

Arsenal legend and New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry is the highest-paid player in the league, earning over $4.3 million dollars a season.

The full list of player salaries (via MLS Players’ Union)

Scots’ salaries

Adam Moffat, Houston Dynamo, $161,608

Andrew Driver, Houston Dynamo, $95,000

Calum Mallace, Montreal Impact, $62,300

Jamie Smith, Colorado Rapids, $46,500

MLS millionaires: the full list

Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls, $4,350,000

Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy, $4,333,333

Tim Cahill, New York Red Bulls: $3,625,000

Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy, $2,500,000

Marco di Vaio, Montreal Impact: $1,937,508

Obafemi Martins, Seattle Sounders, $1,725,000

Danny Koevermans, Toronto FC, $1,663,323

Kenny Miller, Vancouver Whitecaps, $1,132,492

 

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