This weekend kicks off the 2022 season of Major League Soccer and with it, a new campaign with new world soccer figures, in addition to new numbers in terms of market values.
For this reason, we want to identify the gap that exists in terms of some of the 28 franchises and in the following list we make a ranking of the least powerful teams, financially speaking according to figures from the portal Transfermarkt.
The Timbers They are the tenth least valuable team in the North American championship, they were recently runners-up in the 2021 MLS Cup, they are 12 years old and have been champions once (2015), in addition, they were the winners of the MLS is Back 2020.
The Canadian group has 11 years of its foundation, when in 2010 by the Saputo family it was named as Montreal Impact and has been playing in the Eastern Conference since the 2012 season. He has been Canadian championship champion five times and was runner-up in the Concachampions in 2014-15.
The Denver team was founded in 1995, so it is 26 years old and since then it competes in the Western Conference, being champion of the MLS Cup in 2010.
The Fire has been in existence for 24 years and since then they have been champions once, in the 1998 season they won the championship, but since then they have not been able to win another league title.
It is the new North Carolina franchise, it was founded in 2019 and will make its presentation in the 2022 season.
The team belonged to the Second Division, but in 2018 the MLS granted an expansion franchise to a team and they were the ones who benefited and have three years in the championship.
The Florida team was founded in 2018 and has been competing in the Eastern Conference since 2020, meaning that it will only be in its third season in the domestic championship.
The team based in the capital Washington DC was founded in 1994 and plays in the Eastern Conference, in addition, it is one of the franchises that has the most titles in its showcases with four MLS Cups, likewise, it has been champion of the Concachampions and the Inter-American Cup .
The team was founded at the end of 2005 in the city of Houston, Texas to play in the Western Conference, therefore, it is 16 years old since its creation.
The franchise was established in 2005 and its biggest wins were back-to-back league championships in its first two seasons. The team has qualified for the MLS playoffs in eight of its 13 seasons played, won its first US Open Cup in 2018 and has qualified for the Concacaf Champions League five times.
It was founded in 2004 due to the expansion of the league, and has been playing in the Western Conference for 17 years. In addition, it has been the MLS Cup champion in 2009 and has been runner-up in the Concachampions in 2010-11.
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