David Accam Is Highest Earning Ghanaian In MLS
Columbus Crew forward, David Accam has been named the highest-earning Ghanaian player in the Major League Soccer in America.
The former Chicago Fire forward is currently bagging $1, 010, 004 as a yearly base salary.
In second place is Black Stars defender and Accam’s teammate at the Crew, Jonathan Mensah, who is on a base salary of $ 800, 004.
Harrison Afful takes home $288, 000 per year, LA Galaxy midfielder, Emmanuel Boateng earns $185, 000 a year with Lalas Abubakar of the Colorado Rapids’s yearly base salary pegged at $135, 000.
Minnesota FC’s Abu Danladi earns $145, 000 and Latif Blessing of Los Angeles FC earns $93,750 per year.
The full list of annual salaries of Ghanaian players in the MLS:
David Accam (Columbus Crew)- USD 1, 010, 004
Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew)- USD 800, 004
Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew)- USD 288, 000
Emmanuel Boateng (LA Galaxy) – USD 185, 000
Abu Danladi (Minnesota FC)- USD 145, 000
Lalas Abubabkar (Colorado Rapids)- USD 135, 000
Latif Blessing (LA FC)- USD 93, 750
Kofi Opare (Colorado Rapids) – USD 70, 250
However, Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the LA Galaxy is the highest-paid player in the MLS.
The former Man United, PSG, Inter Milan, Ajax and Barcelona man enjoys a yearly salary of $7,200,000.
Toronto FC’s Michael Bradley earns $6,000,000 while former Bayern Munich and Man United midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger, is on $5,600,000 a year.