What They're Saying: Orlando City owner Flavio Augusto da Silva

"Five years ago, [MLS] paid to [be on television]. In 2010, it was paid $68 million, a small sum but better than paying. In 2015, between national and international [rights], they surpassed $1 billion. In 2022, we're talking about $6 billion-$7 billion. At this time, we can buy any player in the world. MLS can buy anyone. What brings quality is money."

-- Orlando City's Brazilian owner, Flavio Augusto da Silva, on MLS's increasing clout on the world market. (UOL in Portuguese)
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