NEW YORK -- Australian midfielder Tim Cahill was guaranteed $3.6 million by the New York Red Bulls, the fourth-highest salary in the league.
The MLS Players Union released updated salaries Thursday and Cahill is listed as having a base salary of $3.5 million and total compensation of $3,625,000. He joined Thierry Henry ($5.6 million total compensation) and Rafa Marquez ($4.6 million) on the high-spending Red Bulls, who replaced general manager Erik Soler with Jerome de Bontin on Tuesday.
The only other players in MLS making seven figures in compensation are the Los Angeles Galaxy trio of David Beckham ($4 million), Robbie Keane ($3.4 million) and Landon Donovan ($2.4 million), Montreal forward Marco Di Vaio ($1.9 million), Portland forward Kris Boyd ($1.5 million), Toronto's Torsten Frings ($2.4 million) and Danny Koevermans ($1.6 million), Dallas midfielder Julian DeGuzman ($1.9 million) and Vancouver's Kenny Miller ($1.2 million).
For other newly signed players, total compensation is $293,750 for Houston midfielder Ricardo Clark, $60,000 for Seattle goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann and $324,000 for Columbus forward-midfielder Federico Higuain, the brother of Real Madrid's Gonzolo Higuain.