Soccer salaries lag behind big three team sports in U.S.

You might think that, given the adulation the world heaped on competitors in the recently-concluded World Cup, that top players in professional soccer in the U.S. could earn as much as star players in the big three sports of baseball, American football and basketball.

If you believe that, give yourself a yellow card. This chart from our friends at Mint.com shows that the soccer scene in the U.S. has a long field to traverse before it can start matching the earning power of other sports stars.

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