Beckham, highest paid player in Major league soccer

Injured David Beckham is still the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer while Toronto midfielder Julian de Guzman is fourth on the list.

Beckham, who hasn’t played this season for the Los Angeles Galaxy because of a torn Achilles tendon, again tops the league at US$6.5 million in guaranteed compensation this year, according to the list released Monday by the MLS Players Union.

Galaxy teammate Landon Donovan is second at $2.13 million, followed by New York Red Bulls forward Juan Pablo Angel at $1.92 million, de Guzman at $1.72 million and Seattle midfielder Freddie Lungberg at $1.31 million.

In addition to Donovan, other U.S. World Cup team players listed include the Galaxy’s Edson Buddle ($188,448), Chivas USA’s Jonathan Bornstein ($100,000) and Real Salt Lake’s Robbie Findley ($87,316).

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