Ranking the professional soccer teams in the United States and Canada from best to worst

DIVISION 3

TeamPlayersCoachingMarketingFront OfficeIntangiblesTotal
1Tulsa Roughnecks4488731
2Atlanta Silverbacks6948330
3San Antonio Scorpions4676730
4Fort Lauderdale Strikers6955429
5Harrisburg City Islanders6675529
6Pittsburgh Riverhounds5655829
7Wilmington Hammerheads6665629
8Arizona United5575527
9Richmond Kickers5675629
10Colorado Springs Switchbacks5555525
11FC Edmonton6744425
12Charlotte Independence4555524
13Orange County Blues6633321

Note: Austin Aztex is not ranked due to suspending operations for 2016.

Why Sporting Kansas City?

Sporting Park is the model soccer stadium in this nation, Peter Vermes leads arguably the best technical staff assembled in MLS by somebody other than Bruce Arena, and the club itself is becoming quickly world-renowned. Sporting entities from the Southeastern Conference, Real Madrid and the Washington Redskins have contracted with Sporting KC for consulting services about things as important as fan relations, how to use wifi effectively in stadiums and general marketing. Kansas City over the past few seasons from a technical standpoint is the clearest example of a team having a playing philosophy and principles in any league in the history of American pro soccer. In other words, regardless of market size they are the model pro soccer club in North America.

I am happy to discuss my decisions and views about individual teams in the comments section. Thank you!

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