Clint Dempsey's Sounders salary fourth-largest in MLS history

Friday August 9th, 2013
Clint Dempsey will make more than $5 million in guaranteed salary with the Seattle Sounders.
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-- Sporting Kansas City star Graham Zusi got a hefty raise from the $173,812.50 in guaranteed money he was earning at the beginning of the season to $383,250.00 per year. He's now the highest-paid player at the club. Zusi's SKC and U.S. teammate, MLS Defender of the Year Matt Besler, remains the biggest bargain in MLS at $180,000.

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