Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has joined Seattle Sounders’ possession group in MLS.
Seahawks star Wilson, alongside along with his spouse Ciara and numerous different distinguished members of the Seattle group, joined the Sounders possession group on Tuesday.
It comes as founding proprietor Joe Roth departs the Sounders, who received the MLS Cup in 2016 after becoming a member of the league as an growth staff in 2009.
“Seattle means so much to me and Ciara,” Wilson mentioned in a information launch. “We’re fired up about being a part of the Sounders for a protracted, very long time, having possession within the Sounders and persevering with to construct that profitable tradition.
“When I acquired right here in 2012, Seattle was a spot that I felt I may name residence perpetually. And clearly due to the Seahawks, and now due to the Sounders, it makes that basically come to life. We’re actually enthusiastic about constructing that profitable tradition. This metropolis is a particular place. The Pacific Northwest is a spot we love and we get to boost our children right here and have loads of enjoyable whereas doing it. We wish to deliver the perfect soccer gamers on this planet proper right here to Seattle.”
Wilson added: “We predict this can be a transformational sport. It modifications peoples’ lives. It brings folks collectively from all completely different international locations, all completely different worlds, all completely different socio-economic statuses, all completely different races, all completely different troubles in life – it brings folks collectively. That is what we’re enthusiastic about for this recreation, this staff, and what we are able to do in Seattle.”
Wilson – a five-time NFL Professional Bowler – has had hopes of changing into a sports activities proprietor prior to now when he and Ciara made an effort to deliver an MLB staff to Portland.
It looks like the Sounders have been an excellent funding, although. In 2018, Forbes ranked the staff because the third-most worthwhile MLS squad at $310million.
Seattle hip-hop star Macklemore and his spouse, Tricia Davis, headlined the group. Others embrace a handful of present and former Microsoft executives.
The 11 new homeowners be a part of Adrian Hanauer, Drew Carey and Jody Allen.