New York’s Henry trails only Beckham in MLS salary

Chivas USA’s Rodolfo Espinoza is making $218,500, forward Gianacarlo Maldonado $204,000 and Sal Zizzo $68,250, incidentally:

NEW YORK (AP) — Thierry Henry and Rafael Marquez trail only David Beckham on Major League Soccer’s salary list.

Henry and Marquez, who joined the New York Red Bulls from Barcelona following the World Cup, are the league’s second- and third-highest paid players, according to the latest MLS Players Union salary list.

Henry, a World Cup and European champion with France and a Champions League winner with Barca, will earn $5.6 million in guaranteed compensation this year. Marquez, who captained Mexico in South Africa, will earn $5.54 million.

Marquez’s Mexico teammate Nery Castillo, who joined the Chicago Fire last month on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine, will make $1.79 million.

Beckham, who hasn’t played for the Galaxy this season because of a torn Achilles’ tendon, tops the league at $6.5 million.

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