The Seattle Sounders came in at the top spot with a value of $285 million but the Galaxy weren’t far behind at $265 million. MLS newcomers, New York City FC and Orlando City SC, were both in the top-five with a value of $255 million (#3) and $240 million (#5) respectively. Toronto FC came in at #4 with $245 million to close out the top-five.
The Los Angeles Galaxy made $58 million in revenue last season which was the highest in MLS. They were followed by the Seattle Sounders ($52M) and the reigning champions in the Portland Timbers ($39M). The Colorado Rapids were at the bottom of the league with only $16 million in revenue.
“The current value of the average MLS team according to Forbes has not only increased 18 percent compared to last year, but it’s also 80 percent higher than 2013 ($103 million) and 401 percent higher than the 2008 figure of $37 million.” (MLSsoccer.com)
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It is great to see that the value of teams in Major League Soccer are continuing to grow. The Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy will likely lead the way for awhile but New York City FC and Orlando City SC are great signs for incoming teams. It will be interesting to see how the value of clubs change next year.