In order to help determine the order of the MLS Ambition Rankings, we asked teams across MLS to provide information regarding various aspects of their club, providing the same questions to each franchise. With everything from investment in Homegrown Players and academies to training facilities, TV and sponsorship deals and well beyond, the insight helped provide a wider scope of just how each club operates.
Of course, some organizations were more forthcoming than others, and not one was under any binding obligation to release any information at all. A lack of transparency could just reflect a matter of preference and procedure and doesn't necessarily mean a lack of belief in how they are operating or a lack of pride in what has been accomplished. Nor are the questions posed the only way to calculate a club's operation, yet they do provide extra perspective in addition to the readily accessible salary numbers released by the MLS Players Union.
All that said, take a trip behind the MLS Ambition Rankings and get the inside info on all 20 of the league's teams–and even some on 2017 expansion club Atlanta United FC.