Congrats are in order to Russell Wilson and Ciara.
The power couple have officially joined the ownership group of the Seattle Sounders. Russ took to his IG account Tuesday to make their announcement. According to ESPN, they are not the only families to join the MLS team.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Ciara, are among 11 families to join the Seattle Sounders’ ownership group, the club announced on Tuesday.
“Today we begin another chapter in the story of Seattle Sounders FC, this proud club that means so much to so many people,” majority owner Adrian Hanauer said. “We are doubling down on this community and growing our local roots even deeper.
“Sounders FC was born right here in Seattle, and for more than 40 years, the club has forged a meaningful legacy that is deep and far-reaching. Today’s news is a testament to what our community has accomplished, as 11 new families have joined with the broader Sounders family as fans and invested stewards of our club.”
The new partners join Sounders FC’s existing ownership group consisting of Hanauer, actor Drew Carey and Jody Allen. The organization also announced that Hanauer Futbol — a group comprised of Hanauer, his wife, Lenore, and Paul Barry — has increased its overall investment in the Sounders.
Hip-hop star Macklemore and his wife, Tricia Davis, are also among the new stakeholders.
The group of new investors draws heavily from past and present executives of Microsoft. The group is led by former Microsoft executive Terry Myerson and his wife, Katie, and includes CEO Satya Nadella and wife Anu; CFO Amy Hood and husband Max Kleinman; vice president Joe Belfiore and his wife, Kristina; and former senior executive Soma Somasegar and wife Akila.
That’s a lot of people with an ownership stake. While MLS as a whole does not fully measure up to the talent level in comparison to England, Spain, Russia and France, the league has definitively gotten better over the years and Seattle has become one of the best cities as far as fan support and toughest places to play.
Also, the Sounders kits are pretty fire, as they are the same colors as the Seahawks for the most part. I wouldn’t be surprised if Russ and Ciara take in the games during his offseason. Also a good life outside of football to be part owner of a sports team.
Congrats to the Wilson family, who keep winning on-and-off the field.
Flip the page for the Russ’ IG posts, as well as highlights from the Sounders last game.