What do the top American soccer players make per week? This list is essentially all the American soccer players who will or have a strong chance of playing in the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. Pulisic of course tops the salary list by a wide margin with Dest coming in second. Sure, this doesn’t take into account taxes, which vary in each country they’re playing in, but it’s still interesting to look at what wages they make each week for their respective professional soccer teams.
As a reference, Lionel Messi makes $1,135,199 per week playing for Paris Saint-Germain.
Perhaps the most underpaid American soccer player is Musah, who makes $22,414 per week playing for Valencia in La Liga. He’s such a key player for the United States national team in how he’s able to win balls and dribble at player too, it wouldn’t be surprising if he gets picked up after the World Cup by a bigger team if he plays well. Tim Weah’s weekly salary at Lille is $10,646, which for his quality seems kind of low. Perhaps a good showing in the World Cup could enable him to join a bigger club and earn a higher salary.
And interestingly, a few players playing in Europe right could most likely make more money per week if they played in the MLS.
American soccer players weekly salaries:
Christian Pulisic – Chelsea $180,000
Sergino Dest – Barcelona $75,708
Zac Steffen – Manchester City $59,147
Gio Reyna – Dortmund $57,540
Weston McKennie – Juventus $57,000
Tyler Adams – Leeds $44,934
Antonee Robinson – Fulham $32,531
Brenden Aaronson – Leeds $26,030
Ethan Horvath – Nottingham Forest $22,476
Sean Johnson – New York City FC $10,576
Matt Turner – New England Revolution $9,615
Aaron Long – New York Red Bulls $20,192
DeAndre Yedlin – Inter Miami CF $15,384
Walker Zimmerman – Nashville SC $21,153
Kellyn Acosta – LAFC $21,153
Yunus Musah – Valencia $22,414
Cristian Roldan – Seattle Sounders FC $16,538
Malik Tillman – Bayern Munich
Paul Arriola – FC Dallas $21,153
Jesús Ferreira – FC Dallas $25,000
Jordan Morris – Seattle Sounders FC $24,038
Tim Weah – Lille $10,646
Joe Scally – Borussia Mönchengladbach $3,665