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06-14-2013, 06:54 PM
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gelu88
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Originally Posted by LaurentHabs View Post
In fact, Colorado's owner is one of the richest in the MLS. The Rapids owner is also the owner of Arsenal. Speaking by experience here, he is just one cheap sob

I think the MLS should try to strike a sponsorship deal with a major airway in order to make everyone travel the same way with the same (Good!) conditions.
Lol, yeah, I am well aware of Kroenke's tight-fistedness.

I looked up some estimates, and actually I was more wrong about Salt lake.

These revenue numbers are probably very wrong, probably too high, but the rankings seems accurate enough:

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2011:
Seattle: $58 million
NY: $51 million
LA: $50 million
RSL: $28 million
Toronto: $28 million
Vancouver: $28 million
Philidelphia: $25 million
Portland: $25 million
Houston: $23 million
Sporting KC: $23 million
Chicago: $22 million
DC: $21 million
FCD: $21 million
Colorado: $20 million
New England: $18 million
Columbus: $16 million
San Jose: $15 million
Remember that the Salary cap (not including DP) is 2.9 million

I can imagine that most teams near the bottom there would rather not spend $3 million extra on charters.

ETA: perhaps a better way to phrase this, based on discussion over at Big Soccer:

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Haves: PTFC, SSFC, VWFC, LAG, RBNY, TFC, PHI, SKC, RSL, IMFC; Have Nots: HOU, SJE, CHV, COL, FCD, CHI, CLB, DCU, NER.
The Haves have the revenue (or the owners) to spend as much as necessary for the team, the others don't.

In the nxt CBA the have not's will for the first time not have the votes, so it'll be interesting to see how the league changes.


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