Losses of several million dollars for CF Montreal
CF Montreal is the 27th and penultimate current Major League Soccer (MLS) team in terms of financial value, which was valued at $375 million by Forbes magazine on Thursday.
The Colorado Rapids ($350 million) are dead last, while St. Louis City SC, which will play its first season this year, was excluded from the exercise.
Los Angeles City FC sits at the top of the charts, with a value of $1 billion. Toronto FC is the first Canadian team, in sixth place ($690 million).
The ranking also offers an assessment of club operating income and profits. That of the Saputo family would have earned $30 million in revenue in 2022. Only two teams, the Vancouver Whitecaps ($21 million) and the Chicago Fire ($25 million), did worse in this regard.
However, the operating revenues of many teams remain in the negative and the Montreal eleven is no exception. These are losses of $ 12 million that the team would have cashed in 2022.
The « Forbes », however, poses some caveats, indicating that these were estimates based on public information, interviews with several leaders of the circuit and statements from a few informants. Also, the value of the teams does not include other assets, such as stadiums or debts.
Value of MLS Teams:
- Los Angeles FC – $1 billion
- Los Angeles Galaxy – $925 million
- Atlanta United FC – $850 million
- New York City FC – $800 million
- DC United – $700 million
- Toronto FC – $690 million
- Austin FC – $680 million
- Seattle Sounders – $660 million
- Portland Timbers – $650 million
- Charlotte FC – $625 million
- Inter Miami CF – $600 million
- Kansas City Sporting – $590 million
- Philadelphia Union – $575 million
- FC Cincinnati – $560 million
- Columbus Crew – $550 million
- Minnesota United FC – $540 million
- New York Red Bulls – $525 million
- Nashville SC – $500 million
- New England Revolution – $475 million
- San Jose Earthquakes – $450 million
- Real Salt Lake – $440 million
- Houston Dynamo – $435 million
- Chicago Fire – $425 million
- Olrando City SC – $420 million
- Vancouver Whitecaps – $410 million
- FC Dallas – $400 million
- CF Montreal – $375 million
- Colorado Rapids – $350 million