Report: MLS teams lead CONCACAF in spending transfer fees in 2022, Orlando City ranks No. 3


A slew of Major League Soccer teams led CONCACAF in spending transfer fees in 2022, according to the latest FIFA Global Transfer Report released on Thursday.

Charlotte FC, Chicago Fire, Orlando City, Atlanta United, and Liga MX club UANL Tigres made the top 5 in the region.

Clubs that followed to round the top 10 were the Columbus Crew, Monterrey, Club America, New England Revolution, and FC Dallas.



Exact transfer figures were not published in the report. The list published not only includes outgoing transfers with a transfer agreement between the releasing and the engaging club, but also transfers involving players out of contract.

When it came to outgoing transfers in 2022, Panamanian side Club Atletico Independiente finished at No. 1 — Toronto FC ranked No. 2 while the New York Red Bulls placed No. 6.

A total of 71,002 transfers across the globe were made in 2022, according to the report, which included men and women transfers.

The NWSL’s Angel City was No. 9 in transfers in, while Racing Louisville and OL Reign were No. 5 and No. 9, respectively, in transfers out.

In the men’s game, 20,209 international transfers were made in 2022, an increase of 11.6% according to the report.

With the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand scheduled for this summer, women’s professional football saw an increase in international transfers in 2022 with 500 transfers made for an increase of 22%.

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