NEW YORK (AP) — Lionel Messi’s annualized pay from his Major League Soccer contract with Inter Miami is just over $20.4 million in his first full season, exceeding the payrolls of all but three other teams in the league. Messi joined Inter Miami last summer and has a base salary of $10.4 million and annualized pay of $20,446,667, according to the MLS Players Association. Miami leads the league with a $41.7 million payroll, double all but Toronto at $31.4 million and Chicago at $25.1 million. St. Louis has the lowest payroll among the 29 teams at $12 million, just below Salt Lake and San Jose at $13.6 million each.

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