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Report: MLS trio among world's top 20 most valuable soccer teams

Field Level Media
01 Jun 2023, 10:55 GMT+10

Los Angeles FC, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Atlanta United are among the world's top 20 most valuable soccer teams, Forbes reported Wednesday.

LAFC are the 17th-most valuable team at $1 billion, while the Galaxy and Atlanta sit at 18th and 19th, respectively. The Galaxy are worth $925 million and Atlanta is $850 million.

The most expensive team on Forbes' list is the Spanish La Liga's Real Madrid, whose value is $6.07 billion. Manchester United of the English Premier League are in second at $6 billion and the Barcelona of the Spanish La Liga rounds out the top three at $5.51 billion.

Among the three MLS teams in the top 20, LAFC are bringing in the most revenue ($116 million), while the Galaxy have the cheapest operating income ($4 million). Atlanta brings in $81 million in revenue and costs $6 million to operate.

LAFC (7-1-4, 25 points) sit third in the Western Conference, while the Galaxy (2-9-3, 9 points) are dead last in 14th place with the fewest points in the league. Atlanta (6-4-5, 23 points) is fifth in the Eastern Conference.

Forbes' complete list consisted of the 30 most valuable teams, with New York City FC, D.C. United, Toronto FC and Austin FC also cracking the rankings.

--Field Level Media

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