Major League Soccer salaries all over the map

Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley during pre-game warmups prior to the game against the Seattle...

Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley during pre-game warmups prior to the game against the Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field. (Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:18 PM ET

Call it Major League Soccer’s version of Ontario’s Sunshine List, the annual release that reveals the number of public sector employees earning more than $100,000 per year.

Taxpayers are typically outraged, demanding answers as to how and why some public sector employees are pulling in six figures.

The MLS Players’ Union acts in a similar manner.

On Thursday, it released all 555 of its players’ salaries, an initiative that gives players, fans and media the ammunition they need to rail against the league’s unbalanced pay structure.

“Obviously you can see the difference in pay,” Toronto FC fullback Mark Bloom said. “There’s a wide gap. You can see every player is underpaid. Hopefully that will get fixed and that will be addressed.”

More accurately, most MLSers are underpaid.

While TFC Designated Player Michael Bradley is set to make $6.5 million this season, Bloom is on a near-entry level deal making around $50,000.


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