SHORT TAKES

 

• Deloitte put out its annual “Football Money League” report, which confirmed the Premier League’s financial dominance. The list, which covers the 2014-15 season, includes 17 of the 20 Premier League teams. Effectively, finishing 15th in the Premier League is just as lucrative as considerable Champions League success — a sign we’ll see more and more players move to English teams that once were considered small-time.

• The Bundesliga returns from its winter break this week, with exactly half the season left to play. Bayern Munich leads the league by eight points and is the favorite to wrap up the title with a few weeks to go — unless second-place Borussia Dortmund can put an astonishing run together. The real competition is for the final Champions League spots; five or six clubs believe they can finish in the remaining top four spots.

• Minnesota native Tyler David was taken late in the fourth round of the MLS SuperDraft by the Vancouver Whitecaps, much lower than some thought he’d be taken. He is likely to try to earn a place with the Whitecaps’ affiliate in the USL and work his way up.