9) Obafemi Martins

2014 Guaranteed Salary: $1,753,333.33

Team: Seattle Sounders

Position: Striker

After spending a number of years playing throughout Europe, Obafemi Martins arrived in Seattle in March 2013 after the Sounders franchise paid Levante $4 million for his services.

The former Newcastle United, Inter Milan, and Rubin Kazan frontman has settled well in the MLS, justifying his high wages with nine goals in 23 appearances since leaving La Liga.

And he has started the new season on fire, netting five times in five games.

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