Three Spurs stars that earn more than Arsenal icon Henry in MLS

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Thierry Henry may be the biggest legend in the MLS, but he doesn't command the biggest wage.

There are few players as decorated as Thierry Henry currently plying their trade in the MLS.

Aside from the likes of Kaka, who is on loan at Sao Paolo from Orlando City, and future New York City duo Frank Lampard and David Villa, also yet to arrive in their new league, there are precious few Champions League winners in North America's premier football league.

Which is why it is such a surprise to find out that the former Arsenal star is way down the list when it comes to the league's highest earners.

Even more of a shock is the fact there are THREE former Spurs stars on higher wages than the former Champions League winner at New York Red Bulls.

USA favourite Clint Dempsey is the second best-paid player, just behind Kaka in number one, while Spurs legends Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe are also in the top six earners in the MLS, coming in ahead of 37-year-old Henry in seventh place.

Of course, the reason Dempsey and co may be taking home more than Henry could be that not only are they at a younger age than the Frenchman, thus potentially commanding decent wages if they wished to remain in the Premier League, but aside from Keane, all are on the lucrative contracts that first brought them to the MLS.

Though Defoe has enjoyed a mixed first season in Canada with Toronto FC, having struggled to stay consistently fit, Dempsey and Keane have starred for Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy since they left White Hart Lane, while Henry has consistently been one of the league's best players since he moved in 2010, and has scored 50 goals in 125 games.

Below is Major League Soccer's top 10 earners:

Kaka £4.4m (£84,000 per week)

Clint Dempsey £4.1m (£78,000 per week)

Michael Bradley £3.9m (£75,000 per week)

Jermain Defoe £3.8m (£73,000 per week)

Landon Donovan £2.8m (£53,000 per week)

Robbie Keane £2.76m (£53,000 per week)

Thierry Henry £2.67m (£51,000 per week)

Tim Cahill £2.22m (£42,000 per week)

Jermaine Jones £1.99m (£38,000 per week)

Marco Di Vaio £1.59m (£30,000 per week)

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