caption Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Josef Martinez, and Carlos Vela are amongst the MLS’ highest earners. source Photos by Getty MLS sides have a salary limit of just over $4 million per year, however three players at each club are permitted to be exempt from the cap. “The Beckham Rule,” introduced in 2007, allows clubs to nominate three “designated players” who they are allowed to pay as much as they want. Major League Soccer currently has 65 designated players in the division, and Business Insider has listed the 15 highest earners below. Read more of our soccer stories here. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Major League Soccer has long been a retirement home for some of the world’s most talented soccer players. David Beckham, Kaka, and Andrea Pirlo are just a few of the high profile stars to have spent their yesteryears stateside after illustrious careers in Europe. While ageing players … [Read more...] about The 15 highest-paid soccer players in MLS
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1) RODRI - THE NEW FERNANDINHO How much is Fernandinho loved at Manchester City? Let me count the ways. Two. That's the magic number. That's how many English Premier League games City lost across the 29 that featured Fernandindo last season. How many times did City lose in the nine EPL games without Fernandinho? Also two. Last season, the midfield general was indispensable. This season, there was a concern that he might be irreplaceable. He casts the longest shadow across the centre circle. But Rodri is poised to step into the Etihad sunshine. In pre-season interviews, he has expressed his ambition to lead the treble winners by example. He's still only 23, 11 years younger than Fernandinho, but carries himself like a veteran. He owned Atletico Madrid's midfield last season, making a move to City almost a formality. He's Spanish. He's bullish. He's feisty and finessed. He was practically stamped the property of Pep Guardiola. Rodri's 103 attempted tackles were the highest in La Liga. No … [Read more...] about Neil Humphreys: EPL new boys can outshine old stars
FRANCE: In the four years since the last Women's World Cup in Canada, the competition and talent among female footballers has gotten stronger - and more global. The stage will be as big as ever when this year's tournament kicks off Jun 7 in Paris.In our latest ESPN FC Rank, we polled our experts to gauge which players will stand out in France.25. SHANICE VAN DE SANDENAnother from the Lyon dynasty, Shanice van de Sanden is best known for two things: her blazing speed and her trademark bright red lipstick. One of the fastest players in the women's game, Van de Sanden is an absolute handful to deal with on the right wing for opposing full-backs due to her pace and skill. A player who debuted for the Oranje at just 16, she was a key member of the Netherlands' victorious European Championship side in 2017 and will be appearing in her second World Cup this summer. Van de Sanden, now 26, has 15 goals in 63 caps for the Netherlands, but it is her ability to get in behind … [Read more...] about Who is the best player at the Women’s World Cup?
But this imagination has been seen lacking slightly last year. The New Vision Award was handed over to no one, and there were only 11 films in the competition category – down by more than half from 29 in 2017. In fact, the film festival did not screen a single short film in its fourth edition in 2014, as every entries fell by the wayside in the early round. Before the call for entries for this year’s Wathann Film Festival closes on June 1, Metro looks back at the festival’s eight-year history and highlights 10 award-winning short films and documentaries. Perhaps with this inspiration, we can look forward again to seeing film creations that will spring up from the unbounded imagination. 10. Ok I’m fine The Wathann Film Festival has served as a launch pad for the superstars of tomorrow. After winning the best actor award with the short film, the child actor Pyae Pyae shot to stardom. She recently earned a central role in a blockbuster horror, The Only Mom, a … [Read more...] about Top 10 films from the Wathann Film Festival
It was arguably the best Premier League season in history. The battle between Liverpool and Manchester City came down to the final Sunday of the campaign and required City to win their final 14 games of the season to hold on to their one-point lead and retain their crown. Liverpool finished second with the third-highest point total in Premier League history, while City held on for dear life and survived with one of the most impressive stretch runs you'll ever see.Jurgen Klopp & Co won't be too heartbroken if they win the Champions League on Jun 1, of course, but let's cheer them and the rest of the league by handing out arbitrary awards. Back in December, I went around the Premier League and gave out superlatives for everything from best substitute to most tired managerial storyline.Let's go back to the well and hand out awards for the full season. I've narrowed down the categories a bit, but with a full season of data to work with, I've expanded the results from … [Read more...] about Winners and losers from the Premier League’s best season