MLS sides have a salary limit of just over $4 million per year, however three players at each club are permitted to be exempt from the cap. “The Beckham Rule,” introduced in 2007, allows clubs to nominate three “designated players” who they are allowed to pay as much as they want. Major League Soccer currently has 65 designated players in the division, and Business Insider has listed the 15 highest earners below. Read more of our soccer stories here. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Major League Soccer has long been a retirement home for some of the