Clint Dempsey’s $6.695 Million Salary Surpasses Entire Payroll of 15 MLS Teams

MLS released its 2014 information on players' salaries on Thursday, which includes a bevy of interesting tidbits, including just how handsomely Clint Dempsey is compensated by the Seattle Sounders. 

There is hardly a more shocking fact than the one tweeted out by ESPN's SportsCenter on Thursday, illustrating just how wide the chasm remains between the sport's haves and have-nots: 

Although, that is just a tad misleading, because MLS is most certainly growing. 

ESPN FC's full report cites a list released by MLS, listing the salaries of each of its athletes. The report reminds that the sport maintains three designated-player spots for each team that allow an organization to bring in top-tier talent that might warrant compensation that falls outside the salary cap. 

The most recent examples all fill the top of the 2014 heap: 

Toronto made a splash this offseason by bringing in U.S. nati...

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