Jul 16, 2021 - Sports

LAFC tops of the list of most valuable MLS franchises

The most valuable MLS franchises
Data: Sportico; Table: Axios Visuals

The average MLS team is valued at $550 million, per Sportico, with LAFC ($860 million) topping the list and the Colorado Rapids ($370 million) ranking last.

The big picture: The Portland Timbers ($635 million) are the only franchise outside of a top-20 market with a top-10 valuation, bolstered by their shared ownership of the NWSL's most successful team, the Portland Thorns.

  • No relegation in MLS means teams don't see the same operating losses that European clubs do. As a result, the average MLS team is worth more than every Premier League club outside of the "Big Six."
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