Orlando City's Kaká remains highest paid MLS player in 2016

Orlando City's Kaká remains highest paid MLS player in 2016
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With a guaranteed compensation totaling $7.167 million, Orlando City captain Kaká tops the list of the highest-paid players in Major League Soccer. 

That puts the Brazilian star slightly ahead of Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto FC by about $52,000, according to the 2016 salary list released by the MLS Players Union this week. ESPN FC reports Kaká and Giovinco will make more combined "than the entire rosters of 14 of the 20 MLS teams." After Giovinco, his teammate Michael Bradley comes in third, with $6.5 million guaranteed, followed by LA Galaxy's Steven Gerrard, at $6.13 million, and New York City FC's Frank Lampard, at $6 million.

Here's Orlando City's full roster listed by guaranteed compensation: 

1. Kaká; $7,167,500 
2. Antonio Nocerino; $650,000
3. Brek Shea; $595,000
4. David Mateos; $453,333
5. Bryan Róchez; $259,500
6. Adrian Winter; $198,333 
7. Cyle Larin; $177,000
8. Darwin Cerén; $174,375
9. Richmond Laryea; $154,000
10. Sebastian Hines; $151,250
11. Joe Bendik; $147,667
12. Kevin Alston; $130,000
13. Kevin Molino; $121,400
14. Conor Donovan; $118,000
15. Tommy Redding; $102,500
16. Servando Carrasco; $99,625
17. Rafael Ramos; $96,000
18. Julio Baptista; $90,000
19. Luke Boden; $82,500
20. Carlos Rivas; $80,000
21. Cristian Higuita; $80,000
22. Devron García; $70,938
23. Harrison Heath; $63,000
24. Tyler Turner; $63,000
25. Pedro Ribeiro; $63,000
26. Hadji Barry; $62,500
27. Earl Edwards; $52,500
28. Mason Stajduhar; $51,500

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