Unbelievable MLS Wages Revealed… Sunderland Flop Jozy Altidore is Paid $93k Per-Week

Unbelievable MLS Wages Revealed… Sunderland Flop Jozy Altidore is Paid $93k Per-Week

The salary of every MLS player has been revealed online tonight… and the breakdown makes for some stunning reading if you’re a Sunderland supporter who remembers striker Jozy Altidore.

Altidore spent two uninspiring seasons at the Stadium of Light, after joining the Black Cats from AZ Alkmaar in a $13 million move in 2013.

The American scored one goal in 42 appearances for the Premier League side, before being sold to Toronto FC in January 2015.

And despite his shocking form in England, Toronto are reportedly paying the 27-year-old a whopping $93,000 per week to play in the MLS, according to the Major League Soccer Players Union website.

The document published by the MLS Players Union confirm that Altidore’s annual base salary for 2017 comes in at an astonishing $4.875 million.

That means that only Michael Bradley, Sebastian Giovinco, Kaka, Andrea Pirlo, Bastian Schweinsteiger and David Villa get paid more than the frontman:


Considering Villa, Kaka, Pirlo and Schweinsteiger are all World Cup winners, it’s amazing to think Altidore is in the same wage bracket.

It just goes to show, even if you don’t make it in the cash-rich Premier League, someone, somewhere will still pay you the big bucks.

More in Football

Why Scotland Has a Chance of Best Representation in Europe For Years

Jonny BoyleSeptember 24, 2020

Are Chelsea Now Title Contenders With New Signings?

Jonny BoyleSeptember 10, 2020

Why We Should All Be Excited About Leeds United’s Premier League Return

Jonny BoyleSeptember 8, 2020

Serie A: Gian Piero Gasperini Has Turned Atalanta into One of the Most Entertaining Sides in Europe

Jonny BoyleAugust 19, 2020

Remembering the Underrated Genius of Diego Milito

Jonny BoyleAugust 17, 2020

Why Rangers Have to Take Advantage of Celtic Lay-Off

Jonny BoyleAugust 13, 2020

Best Player To Manager Success Stories

Jonny BoyleAugust 12, 2020

Video: Steven Gerrard Is Not Having Any Questions About Alfredo Morelos

Jonny BoyleAugust 1, 2020

Two Aberdeen Fans Come Up With Creative Way to Watch Rangers Game in Person

Jonny BoyleAugust 1, 2020