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Portland's owner says they lose $3M-$4M per year on their academy, granted they haven't developed anyone worth selling but I don't think they're huge money makers.



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Portland's owner says they lose $3M-$4M per year on their academy, granted they haven't developed anyone worth selling but I don't think they're huge money makers.

Yeah, there is the misconception that everyone can run their team "Ajax" and profit off the academy to fund the team.  In MLS biggest advantage is the salary cap edge homegrown guys give you, not the financial turnover.  



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Portland's owner says they lose $3M-$4M per year on their academy ...


I was surprised by that number, but a search located the quote: https://www.si.com/p...bition-rankings
Other amazing numbers are their ST & waiting lists, the ST base for their woman's team, the amount they've spent on that shitty stadium, and the amount they're willing to invest in expanding it.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 





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