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LA Galaxy top ranked MLS club in Football Finance 100 Report

No. 18 overall isn’t bad either

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Global networking provider SoccerEx has released their second annual list of the 100 wealthiest clubs in world football, and 14 teams from America’s domestic league made the cut. Topping the list? The LA Galaxy at No. 18 overall, with the Seattle Sounders occupying the No. 21 position.

Using “bespoke methodology”, the London based firm ranks the top clubs in the world by their finances. (In other words, which clubs have the richest owners)

The United States and China dominate the global ownership of football according to this year’s Soccerex Football Finance 100, with the two economic powerhouses cumulatively owning more than 30% of the world’s top football clubs, more than all of Europe combined. The report, by leading soccer business experts Soccerex, uses bespoke methodology to evaluate and rank the world’s top 100 clubs according to their finances and, in so doing, provides a different perspective on the global hierarchy of football.

With parent company AEG worth an estimated 8-10 billion dollars, you would expect the Galaxy to finish at the top of the list. Conversely, the New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids at No. 3 and No. 4 highlight a clear disparity between the wealth and ambition of ownership. In other words, Robert Kraft and Stan Kroenke are cheapskates.