Forbes releases MLS value list: Seattle leads pack, NYC, Orlando high up

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As MLS expansion fees creep toward $200 million, Forbes Magazine claims that seven of the 20 Major League Soccer franchises are worth more than that figure.

Seattle leads the way with a $285 million figure, $20 million more than the LA Galaxy.

Also worth more than $200 mil? NYC (255), Toronto (245), Orlando City (240), Houston (215) and Portland (210).

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Kudos to the Galaxy, who are the only team on the list that was in MLS before 2006.

The bottom three are Real Salt Lake, Columbus, and Colorado, with the Rapids worth $110m.

The intriguing digits come in the final column, where low player costs and other factors make all operating incomes in the single digits (The players’ association will surely highlight and circle this).

Full list here.