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The first match in MLS history was on 6 April 1996.
The first match in ALeague history was on 26 August 2005.
There's a lot we can learn from the MLS experience. But, let's set reasonable expectations for development - especially with a smaller population.
Thanks for that link, Bondy.
Forbes is a highly-reputed source for financial news & valuations, so that table provides valuable data for "revenue multiples" that could be applied to value a football club.
Only last week, I speculated: "I reckon a revenue valuation multiple of 2.5-3 is reasonable to apply at this stage of development of the HAL"
The Forbes table for MLS clubs has valuations based on an average "revenue multiple" of 4.0.
If we were to apply this multiple to MVFC's last annual revenue, we get a valuation of $57.6 million!
I read that, as soon as he got the Bayern job, he had intensive German lessons to make sure he was ready for the start of the season when he took over.
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