Sporting Kansas City is the sixth-most valuable team in Major League Soccer, according to figures released Wednesday by Forbes.
The business publication pegs Sporting KC as worth $165 million, which trails only Seattle ($245 million), the Los Angeles Galaxy ($240 million), Houston ($200 million), Portland ($185 million) and Toronto FC ($175 million).
Sporting KC had an estimated revenue of $29 million for the 2014 season, with an operating income of $4 million before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, Forbes wrote.
The average franchise is worth $157 million, which represents a 52 percent increase from two years ago, when teams were worth an average of $103 million, according to Forbes.
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Colorado is estimated to be the least valuable team, worth $105 million.
Expansion clubs Orlando City SC and New York City FC were not included.
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