Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his spouse, R&B famous person Ciara, have joined Seattle-based rapper Macklemore as a part of the possession of Seattle Sounders FC of Primary League Football.
Wilson continues his quest to get into the sports activities possession global. He used to be a part of the crowd devoted to bringing a brand new basketball area to Seattle with the hopes that an NBA workforce would relocate, and he’s additionally an investor within the Portland Diamond Venture, a gaggle devoted to bringing Primary League Baseball to Portland.
“Ciara and I are fired as much as announce we’re Crew Homeowners of the Seattle @SoundersFC one of the vital best possible football franchises on the planet!” Wilson wrote on Twitter. “We will be able to’t look forward to our children to develop up loving Football! Circle of relatives is the entirety!”
The Wilson circle of relatives and Macklemore are joined by means of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, whilst present majority proprietor Adrian Hanauer is expanding his possession stake.
“Seattle manner such a lot to me and Ciara. We’re fired up about being a part of the Sounders for a protracted, very long time, having possession within the Sounders and proceeding to construct that successful tradition,” Wilson stated in a workforce unencumber. “Once I were given right here in 2012, Seattle used to be a spot that I felt I may just name house ceaselessly. And clearly on account of the Seahawks, and now on account of the Sounders, it makes that in reality come to lifestyles. This town is a unique position. The Pacific Northwest is a spot we like and we get to boost our children right here and feature a large number of amusing whilst doing it. We wish to carry the most productive football avid gamers on the planet proper right here to Seattle.
“We consider (football) is a transformational game. It adjustments peoples’ lives. It brings other people in combination from all other international locations, all other worlds, all other socio-economic statuses, all other races, all other troubles in lifestyles — it brings other people in combination. That’s what we’re fascinated with for this sport, the Sounders, and what we will don’t simplest in Seattle however around the globe.”
Hollywood manufacturer Joe Roth, who helped carry the MLS to Seattle, is leaving the franchise.
The Seattle Sounders have been MLS Cup champs in 2016 and are at the verge of environment a league document for consecutive playoff appearances, having reached the postseason in every of the franchise’s 10 seasons within the league.
Observe Seahawks Cord’s Andy Patton on Twitter @andypattonSEA.