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Seattle Sounders edges LA Galaxy on Forbes rich list

Seattle Sounders have been rated as Major League Soccer's club with the highest value.

The CenturyLink Field outfit are number one in MLS according to Forbes with a valuation of $175million.

Forbes has not released their MLS valuation list since 2008 - when the Sounders were not even in the league - but they have quickly jumped to the top of the pops ahead of Western Conference rivals LA Galaxy.

The valuation is made regarding profit which comes from various factors including revenue and operating income.

Forbes's MLS Most Valuable teams list 2013

1. Seattle Sounders - $175million 2. LA Galaxy - $170m 3. Portland Timbers - $141m 4. Houston Dynamo - $125m 5. Toronto FC - $121m 6. New York Red Bulls - $114m 7. Sporting Kansas City - $108m 8. Chicago Fire - $102m 9. FC Dallas - $97m 10. Montreal Impact - $96m 11. Philadelphia Union - $90m 12. New England Revolution - $89m 13. Vancouver Whitecaps - $86m 14. Real Salt Lake - $85m 15. Colorado Rapids - $76m 16. San Jose Earthquakes - $75m 17. Columbus Crew - $73m 18. DC United - $71m 19. Chivas USA - $64m

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