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Kevin Doyle's seven-figure salary puts him in the top 30 MLS earners

The Ireland and Colorado Rapids striker is set to earn a base salary of $1 million.

Kevin Dpyle (file pic).
Kevin Dpyle (file pic).
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

IRELAND’S KEVIN DOYLE will be among Major League Soccer’s top 30 earners this year.

The Colarado Rapids striker will earn a base salary of $1 million (€918,485) in 2017, with an extra $45,000 (€41,343) by the end of the season, depending on bonus payments.

The 33-year-old is into his third season in Colorado, and has scored twice in five outings so far this season. Last year, he helped Rapids into the MLS play-offs.

Twenty-eight MLS players will earn a seven-figure amount this season. Doyle’s salary, plus additional guaranteed compensation, puts him at 26th on that list.

He’s not his club’s biggest earner however, with former Manchester United and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard set to collect a base pay package of $2 million (€1,839,842) and Albania’s Shkelzen Gashi on $1,575,000 (€1,448,875).

Doyle’s earnings are almost three times the amount Ashley Cole is pocketing at LA Galaxy. The former Chelsea Champions League winner is on base salary of $350,000 (€321,972).

Meanwhile, Dubliner Chris McCann — who moved to Atlanta United this year — is set to earn $568,000 (€522,467) in total this year.

MLS Real Salt Lake Rapids Soccer Doyle in action for Colorado Rapids. Source: David Zalubowski

Brazilian World Cup winner and Orlando City star Kaka tops the list as the MLS’s biggest earner this year, taking home $7,167,500 (€6,589,896) including guaranteed compensation.

FC Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco and Michael Bradley complete the top three.

Despite only joining Chicago Fire this year, Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to earn a hefty $5,400,000 (€4,964,833).

You can find a full list of 2017 MLS player salaries here.

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