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 Main League Football.
Wilson continues his quest to get into the sports activities possession global. He was once a part of the gang 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 Undertaking, a bunch devoted to bringing Main League Baseball to Portland.
“Ciara and I are fired as much as announce we’re Workforce Homeowners of the Seattle @SoundersFC probably the most absolute best football franchises on this planet!” Wilson wrote on Twitter. “We will be able to’t look ahead to our children to develop up loving Football! Circle of relatives is the whole lot!”
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 approach 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 free up. “Once I were given right here in 2012, Seattle was once a spot that I felt I may just name house without end. And clearly as a result of the Seahawks, and now as a result of the Sounders, it makes that actually come to existence. This town is a unique position. The Pacific Northwest is a spot we like and we get to lift our children right here and feature a large number of amusing whilst doing it. We need to convey the most productive football avid gamers on this planet proper right here to Seattle.
“We imagine (football) is a transformational game. It adjustments peoples’ lives. It brings other folks in combination from all other international locations, all other worlds, all other socio-economic statuses, all other races, all other troubles in existence — it brings other folks in combination. That’s what we’re fascinated about for this recreation, the Sounders, and what we will be able to don’t handiest in Seattle however world wide.”
Hollywood manufacturer Joe Roth, who helped convey the MLS to Seattle, is leaving the franchise.
The Seattle Sounders had been MLS Cup champs in 2016 and are at the verge of environment a league report for consecutive playoff appearances, having reached the postseason in every of the franchise’s 10 seasons within the league.
Practice Seahawks Twine’s Andy Patton on Twitter @andypattonSEA.