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.
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