R.All-Time MLS Champion Los Angeles FC became the first major league soccer The club is worth more than $1 billion, according to a recent study published by forbesreleased its ratings of the teams playing in the league on Thursday.
Investments made in 2014 are already paying off
LAFC joined the league in 2014 after paying $110 million. This was the highest ever fee for an expansion team at the time.
Although he joined MLS in 2014, he didn’t start playing in the league until 2018 and has found success by signing players who were stars in his home country such as Mexico. Carlos Vera and Welshman gareth bale.
Additionally, some of their ratings as the highest-paid team in MLS include: BMO Stadiumis located in downtown Los Angeles and opened in 2018 with a capacity of 22,000.
Thanks to the team’s success winning the cap in its first championship last season, BMO set an MLS record with a $100 million 10-year stadium name deal.
Owned by many celebrities
Los Angeles FC The fact that the team is co-owned by multiple celebrities also owes some of its high praise, according to Forbes.Among them Will Ferrell, magic johnson, Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra.
In its most recent season, LAFC earned $116 million in revenue and won the MLS Cup and Supporters Shield (the league’s best regular season record).
Here are Forbes’ ratings of the top 10 teams in the MLS:
- LAFC – $1 billion
- LA Galaxy – $925 million
- atlanta united – $850 million
- New York City FC – $800 million
- dc united – $700 million
- Toronto FC – $690 million
- Austin FC – $680 million
- Seattle Sounders FC – $660 million
- portland timbers – $650 million
- Charlotte FC – $625 million