Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Highest Paid Players in MLS 2017 Kaka On Top

MLS, soccer, football, Highest Paid Players

Orlando City captain Kaka is still the highest-paid player in MLS for a third straight season, this  according to figures released Tuesday by the MLS Players Union. He has $7.168 in guaranteed compensation topping Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco $7.116 million.

The report also stated that Chicago Fire newcomer Bastian Schweinsteiger is being paid $5.4 million for this season, while Atlanta United spent over $3 million combined for the DP tandem of Miguel Almiron and Josef Martineznot including their transfer fees.

Michael Bradley remains the highest-paid American in the league, with a $6.5 million salary.

Here is the full list of the top 50 Highest Paid Players in MLS 2017:

1. Orlando City MF Kaka (Brazil): $7.168 million
2. Toronto FC MF Sebastian Giovinco (Italy): $7.116 million
3. Toronto FC MF Michael Bradley (U.S.): $6.5 million
4. New York City FC MF Andrea Pirlo (Italy): $5.915 million
5. New York City FC F David Villa (Spain): $5.61 million
6. Los Angeles Galaxy F Giovani Dos Santos (Mexico): $5.5 million
7. Chicago Fire MF Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany): $5.4 million
8. Toronto FC F Jozy Altidore (U.S.): $4.875 million
9. Seattle Sounders F Clint Dempsey (U.S.): $3.892 million
10. Portland Timbers MF Diego Valeri (Argentina): $2.607 million
11. Colorado Rapids GK Tim Howard (U.S.): $2.475 million
12. Atlanta United MF Miguel Almiron (Paraguay): $2.297 million
13. New York City FC MF Maxi Moralez (Argentina): $2 million
14. Los Angeles Galaxy MF Romain Alessandrini (France): $1.999 million
15. Real Salt Lake F Yura Movsisyan (Armenia): $1.973 million
16. Chicago Fire F Nemanja Nikolic (Hungary): $1.906 million
17. Vancouver Whitecaps F Fredy Montero (Colombia): $1.8 million
18. Seattle Sounders MF Nicolas Lodeiro (Uruguay): $1.743 million
19. Portland Timbers F Fanendo Adi (Nigeria): $1.736 million
20. Colorado Rapids F Shkelzen Gashi (Albania): $1.668 million
21. New York Red Bulls F Bradley Wright-Phillips (England): $1.635 million
22. Philadelphia Union MF Alejandro Bedoya (U.S.): $1.197 million
23. Seattle Sounders MF Osvaldo Alonso (Cuba): $1.141 million
24. Portland Timbers MF Sebastian Blanco (Argentina): $1.075 million
25. Columbus Crew MF Federico Higuain (Argentina): $1.05 million
26. Colorado Rapids F Kevin Doyle (Ireland): $1.045 million
27. Atlanta United F Josef Martinez (Venezuela): $1.041 million
28. Portland Timbers F Lucas Melano (Argentina): $1.010 million
29. New England Revolution MF Xavier Kouassi (Ivory Coast): $891,000
30. Vancouver Whitecaps MF Matias Laba (Argentina): $886,000
31. Real Salt Lake MF Albert Rusnak (Czech Republic): $883,000
32. FC Dallas MF Mauro Diaz (Argentina): $881,000
33. Sporting Kansas City MF Roger Espinoza (Honduras): $850,000
34. Orlando City MF Antonio Nocerino (Italy): $850,000
35. Columbus Crew D Jonathan Mensah (Ghana): $844,000
36. Real Salt Lake MF Kyle Beckerman (U.S.): $825,000
37. Chicago Fire F David Accam (Ghana): $821,000
38. Philadelphia Union MF Maurice Edu (U.S.): $819,000
39. New England Revolution F Kei Kamara (Sierra Leone): $800,000
40. San Jose Earthquakes F Chris Wondolowski (U.S.): $800,000
41. San Jose Earthquakes F Simon Dawkins (England): $800,000
42. New York Red Bulls MF Sacha Kljestan (U.S.): $788,000
43. Orlando City F Giles Barnes (Jamaica): $781,000
44. FC Dallas MF Roland Lamah (Ivory Coast): $774,000
45. New York City FC MF Mix Diskerud (U.S.), on loan in Sweden: $773,000
46. Atlanta United F Hector Villalba (Argentina): $771,000
47. Sporting Kansas City D Matt Besler (U.S.): $758,000
48. Sporting Kansas City D Graham Zusi (U.S.): $757,000
49. FC Dallas MF Carlos Gruezo (Ecuador): $732,000
50. Atlanta United MF Carlos Carmona (Chile): $725,000

SKLZ Star-Kick Hands Free Solo Soccer Trainer- Fits Ball Size 3, 4, and 5 $11.99
Franklin Blackhawk Portable Soccer Goal $19.99
Soccer IQ: Things That Smart Players Do, Vol. 1 $9.95
Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball $12.99
Adidas Metro IV Soccer Socks $8.48

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Aaron Hernandez Dead, Hang Himself in Prison Cell

Aaron Hernandez Dead, Aaron Hernandez suicide

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after commiting suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday according to Massachusetts prisons officials.

Hernandez was 27. He was discovered by guards in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley just after 3 a.m., Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon said in a statement.

The former New England Patriots tight end was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster about an hour later.

In a statement, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections outlined the event:

“On April 19, 2017, Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital.

“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items. The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues. Mr. Hernandez’s next of kin have been notified.”

Hernandez leaves a daughter, 4-year old Avielle (she shares his November birthday), a fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, his mother, and older brother. His father, Dennis, died from complications after surgery when Hernandez was 16.

Neuro-Peak Natural Brain Function Support for Memory, Focus & Clarity $19.99
Brain Function Booster Nootropic - Super Ginkgo Biloba complex $18.99 
Dr. Tobias Colon: 14 Day Quick Cleanse to Support Detox, Weight Loss & Increased Energy Levels $12.98
Fruit Infuser Water Bottle - FREE Infusion Recipe eBook & Anti Sweat Sleeve  $14.97
Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health Daily Support Liquid Phyto-Caps $27.87